Texas Trademark Lawyer Tamera Bennett

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Is Holland's (cafe) Too Close To Harrods (luxury department store)?

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Harrods, the luxury London based department store, sent a cease and desist letter to Holland's Cafe in Essex, England.  The cafe, which opened four months ago, is owned by Mr. Nigel Holland. This does seem a bit of a stretch for trademark infringement.  I am not seeing a basis for a likelihood of consumer confusion.  Under Texas law, Mr. Holland would most likely be free and clear to use his own name to operate his business.