IvanaHelsinki and Ivana Trump feud over

Posted: January 19, 2011 in Business news, Finnish
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Pirjo Suhonen

IvanaHelsinki, one of Finland’s most popular and successful fashion brands, is no longer in legal conflict with Ivana Trump, the former wife of real estate mogul Donald Trump.

Ivana Trump had filed a lawsuit against Paola Ivana Suhonen, creative director of the fashion label, charging that Suhonen had improperly used her Ivana trademark.

According to Finnish evening paper Ilta Sanomat, the American celebrity had sought tens of thousands of dollars in damages and a certain percentage of the revenues from clothing sales.

IvanaHelsinki founder and CEO Pirjo Suhonen– the sister of the label’s designer– says that the legal fireworks are over.

“We have agreed to no longer use IvanaHelsinki as a single word, and will instead put a space between Ivana and Helsinki,” she told the newspaper. The only people who benefited from the lawsuit were the lawyers, she added.

Ivana Helsinki will be showing its Velvet Lake collection for Fall/Winter 2012 on February 17 at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NY. It is not known if Ivana Trump is on the guest list.

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  1. Gina says:

    I heard about this sometime back & thought it was absurd. Obviously, Ivana Trump needs to learn that there are other people in the world with the same name, & in the meantime, get over herself.

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