Bodum Design Wins Protected Status in Australia
August 18, 2011,
NEW YORK-Bodum recently won an Australian trademark-infringement suit that protects the design of its Chambord French Press Coffee Maker. The distinctive shape and features of the Chambord French Press are now protected against copies in Australia, according to the company, the result of an Australian court decision.
"We are thrilled that our company has won such a significant court case in Australia," said Thomas Perez, president of Bodum USA, Inc. The Chambord is the original French Press and we are proud that its distinctive shape is considered to be in the same category as the Coca-Cola bottle. This case has set the precedent for us and will help us to further protect and distinguish our designs and products from cheap knock-offs and imitations."