Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. has filed a lawsuit against Ferragamo Winery
and Vince Ferragamo, a former Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay
Packers quarterback, for trademark infringement and dilution of the
“Ferragamo” mark. Salvatore Ferragamo S.P.A. v. Ferragamo Winery,
No. 16-3313 (S.D.N.Y., filed May 4, 2016). The fashion company asserts
that it owns two trademarks to “Ferragamo” for use in connection with
wine, which it produces at a Tuscan estate. The former football player
owns and operates Ferragamo Winery in California, and the complaint
argues that he and his company have ignored repeated cease-and-desist
demands. Salvatore Ferragamo alleges federal trademark infringement,
cybersquatting, trade dress infringement, trademark dilution and unfair
competition claims, and it seeks damages, an injunction preventing
further use of “Ferragamo” in regard to wine production and an order
directing the winery to destroy infringing products.

 

Issue 603

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