knife.jpgIPNews® – A German regional chamber of commerce sued Martha Stewart, her company, Emeril Lagasse and the Home Shopping Network last week for infringing its trademark for the name “Solingen” as it relates to knives and other cutlery.

Cutlery bearing the protected Solingen name is by law supposed to be made only in Solingen, Germany, but the defendants have been selling and distributing knives bearing the name that are actually made in China, The Chamber of Industry and Commerce Wuppertal-Solingen-Remscheid says. The knives are allegedly of far poorer quality than their German counterparts, rusting and breaking into pieces, and are tarnishing the genuine Solingen brand, according to the chamber. To continue reading, click: Martha Stewart, Emeril, HSN Sued Over German Knife Trademark Infringement