Stella McCartney Wins a Very Naked Lawsuit
Judge refuses to block NUDE perfume over rival's copyright beef
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 20, 2009 1:35 PM CDT
Paul McCartney poses for photographs with his daughters Mary, left, and Stella to launch a new food campaign entitled 'Meat Free Monday' in London, Monday June 15, 2009.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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(Newser) – Looks like it's OK for Stella to be nude in public: A British judge has declined to stop the release of a new Stella McCartney perfume in a dispute over the right to use the word "nude." High Court Judge Christopher Floyd denied today a bid by Nude Brands Ltd., to stop the launch of McCartney's new scent "STELLANUDE" while it sued for trademark infringement.

Nude Brands, which is run by entrepreneur Bryan Meehan and Ali Hewson, wife of U2 singer Bono, says it holds a registered trademark for the capitalized word "NUDE." The judge said an injunction risked causing "massive disruption" to McCartney's business.