Riverdance used its trademarks to stop copying name

Posted: 7 years ago in: Case Study, News, Trademark Dispute, Trademark InfringementPosted By admin

European trademarks stop use of Riverdance

Riverdance used its trademarks to stop the copying of its name in any websites or in any advertisements.  The High Court in Ireland granted an injunction to the owners of Riverdance to stop entities controlled or engaged by Michael Carr from promoting Riverdance shows that had not been authorised by the original owners of Riverdance.

The trademark registration rights helped to obtain an injunction which stopped unauthorised use of the Riverdance brand, until the case is heard.  Mr. Carr agreed  not to use Riverdance or Riverdance Tribute Show for events in Eastern European countries and Russia.

Registered trademarks for Riverdance protect a valuable business name.  One of the companies, involving the Riverdance founders Moya Doherty and John McColgan, Abhann Production had sales of €28 million and a profit of almost €6 million in the year ended 30 June 2011.


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