Lush had previously chosen not to sell their products through Amazon, due to their ethical trading concerns about the company.
A High Court judgment found that the “right of the public to access technological developments does not allow a trader such as Amazon to ride rough shod over intellectual property rights, to treat trademarks such as Lush as no more than a generic indication of a class of goods in which the consumer might have an interest.”
It was concluded that Amazon using the trade mark name and symbol of Lush was unlawful.
A spokesperson for Lush cosmetics said:
“We work hard to maintain our ethical integrity in all aspects of our business. Lush is our house mark and our business is dependent upon it. We will always protect our name.”
Just another ethical day at Lush then.
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