Trademark News & Screw-ups 'I feel like I'm meant to be intimidated and I'm not': Gold Coast mum's legal battle with Ikea

Just because others may be infringing as well does not mean you'll get away with it. So now that the Stylkea lady got her share of free PR and probably made a bunch of extra sales from those who want to support her "David vs. Goliath" fight, there are really two ways this can realistically go. Ikea lawyers will get nasty and drag her through all the legal processes they can think of to drain her budget and force her into giving up the name. Or they can agree to a peaceful transition over a certain period of time and probably a more meaningful compensation than $105. The latter is what should have happened in the first place—before this litigation even started. We will find out if she made the right move by not negotiating better terms. She could get a deal PLUS the free PR. Or she could get no deal and a huge bill to pay to Ikea's lawyers. We'll see what happens.

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