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Chanel Shuts Down 'Chanel's Salon' In Trademark Spat

12.14.2014
Following a widely reported trademark lawsuit from fashion giant Chanel Inc., an Indiana salon owner named Chanel Jones has agreed to stop calling her business Chanel's Salon.

Chanel sued Jones in August, claiming the salon owner had ignored numerous cease-and-desist letters demanding that she stop using her first name for Merrillville, Indiana, business. There is “no absolute right to exploit one’s given name commercially,” the suit warned, “if such use is inconsistent with Chanel’s rights.”
 
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