Lush get nasty with Amazon
Lush - the shop you can smell from a mile away - is in a row with Amazon and things have got really, really petty and ugly. Great news for those of us eating peanuts in the bleachers. The bathbomb company were irritated that Amazon weren't for helping them regarding counterfeit Lush items in their marketplace. 3 years they'd asked for help, with nothing in return. It ended up in the courts.
"When customers were on the Amazon site, they were unable to tell that our products are not sold on Amazon and therefore bought products believing them to have been Lush products when they were not. In just the same way that Amazon prides itself on being innovative, so do we," Lush said.
"We have built worldwide recognition in our trade marks and patented products so that our customers know when they are. 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."
Amazon, apparently, are going to appeal the decision from the courts which favoured Lush. Oh, and this happened.
Lush, angry at Amazon, decided to register the name of Amazon UK's managing director as a trademark and making a product called Christopher North which is a 'body smoothie' that is "rich, thick and full of it".
"We registered the name 'Christopher North' as a cosmetic product as a class 3 trademark. This was to make a point about how upsetting it is to have something personal to you, used by someone else," Lush said in a statement. "Mr North has made no approach to us to discuss but we are always open to communication."