Ferragamo SpA Sues Ex-LA Rams Quarterback Over Same-title Winery

Ferragamo SpA Sues Ex-LA Rams Quarterback Over Same-title Winery

Reuters) - Salvatore Ferragamo SpA (SFER.MI), the Italian luxury goods maker, on Wednesday sued former Los Angeles Rams soccer quarterback Vince Ferragamo, saying he infringed its trademarks by working his namesake winery in southern California.


Shoppers are prone to be confused into considering the Ferragamo Winery and Ferragamo SpA are associated, the Italian firm said in a complaint filed in federal court docket in Manhattan, where it has shops on Fifth Avenue and elsewhere.


Vince Ferragamo was accused of illegally selling wine with the Tenuta di Ferragamo name, and festooning the website for his winery with photographs of Tuscany and Italian countryside, although it's positioned in Orange Park Acres, California, near Los Angeles.


Ferragamo SpA additionally challenged Vince Ferragamo’s registration of the Internet area identify, by means of his company Touchdown Real Property.


“The defendants are prone to trigger client confusion with the plaintiff, in addition to to dilute the plaintiff’s trademarks, which embody two federally registered trademarks for wine,” Ferragamo SpA stated. “The defendants’ acts have induced, and can continue to cause, irreparable harm to Salvatore Ferragamo.”


A lawyer for Ferragamo Winery and Vince Ferragamo didn't instantly respond to requests for remark.


fake ferragamo belt seeks to halt any infringements, recoup triple damages and alleged illegal profits from wine gross sales, and have wine bearing the Tenuta di Ferragamo name thrown out.


The Ferragamo family in Italy additionally has a winery in Tuscany, generally known as Il Borro.Vince Ferragamo played skilled soccer from 1977 to 1986, and apart from the Rams additionally played for the Buffalo Payments, the Green Bay Packers and the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes.


mens ferragamo shoes was the Rams’ quarterback in Super Bowl XIV in 1980, which was gained by the Pittsburgh Steelers.Ferragamo began making wine in 2010, and makes use of the sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon grapes to produce “Caressa J,” named for his three daughters. It sells for $fifty nine a bottle.


The case is Ferragamo SpA v Ferragamo Winery et al, U.S. District Court docket, Southern District of new York, No.