Cooper v Cooper fashion battle settled out of court

  • 02/07/2007

A high profile legal battle between two Kiwi fashion designers who share the same surname has been settled out of court.
 
Last year Arrowtown-based Tamsin Cooper was blocked from registering her brand by fashionista Trelise Cooper, because it would cause confusion.
 
Tamsin Cooper then lodged a counter claim with the Intellectual Property Office.
 
However, in a statement today, Ms Cooper says the two companies have now reached an amicable solution- and she will continue to trade under her own name.
 
She says both firms feel the media coverage of the case has given the public a better understanding of the difference between the two brands.

source: newshub archive