Knoll who’ve held the rights to numerous mid-century furniture classics may be in trouble. They originally sued Alphaville’s customers for selling the 1920’s Mies van der Rohe “Barcelona” designs, the case was dismissed and now Alphaville’s president David Lee is striking back.
“…Our case will clarify the law and show that Knoll cannot keep others from using these 1920’s designs that have been made by a myriad of manufacturers for over 40 years. We seek a full cancellation of Knoll’s trademark registrations with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.”
Update: Interestingly the site of Alphaville disappeared recently.
Last edited by Guido J. van den Elshout on May 6, 2012 at 2:03 PM