1/30/2013 03:59:00 AM

Battle Over the Cipriani Name in London Continues...

Five years ago the owners of Venice's world famous Hotel Cipriani won a High Court ruling that Guiseppe Cipriani - grandson of the founder of the iconic Italian hotel - must re-name his London restaurants to avoid confusion.

But high end Italian eateries - C London (the restaurant formerly known as Cipriani London) along with sister restaurant Downtown Mayfair were in trouble again earlier this year for breaking a court order banning the use of the family name and including 'by G. Cipriani' in their logos.

“The average consumer would think the services denoted by the trade mark and the sign came from the same, or economically linked,” businesses, Judge Richard Arnold said in his written decision.


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