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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

(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.

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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.
(Read more Stella McCartney stories.)

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