Chicken Shop Owner Loses £12k in Trademark Dispute with Tesla


A chicken shop owner in Greater Manchester has lost a trademark dispute against Tesla and has been left £12,000 out of pocket. Amanj Ali, the owner of Colorado’s Chicken in Bury, registered the trademark “Tesla Chicken & Pizza” for his takeaway business. However, he opposed Tesla’s bid to protect its trademark for food and drinks services in the UK. Tesla argued that Ali’s trademark would take advantage of its reputation. The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) agreed with Tesla and ordered Ali to pay £4,000 to the carmaker. Ali had already spent around £8,000 in legal fees.

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