Lacoste Snaps At Retailer M&S Over Crocodile Goods

By Joanne Faulkner (January 10, 2022, 4:46 PM GMT) -- French clothing brand Lacoste has slapped Marks & Spencer with a lawsuit in London, accusing the high street chain of illegally selling clothes and homeware that copy its trademarked crocodile logo and design.

Lacoste has accused the British retailer in a High Court claim of infringing seven of its U.K. trademarks covering clothing, accessories and bed linen. Lacoste says its brand was created by the well-known tennis player René Lacoste, who was nicknamed "the Crocodile," and that the reptile has always been associated with its goods.

The court claim, which was recently made public, says that the use by M&S of...

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