Italian luxury label Dolce & Gabbana has sued Dolce & Banana – a little Gift Boutique in Hout Bay for “objectionable conduct” and “diluting” the luxury brand’s name. Cristiana Ruella, a board member of Gado, filled a 300 page affidavit filed in the Cape Town High Court alleging that “The name Dolce and Banana makes a mockery of the well-known trademark Dolce & Gabbana,”.
Mijou Beller, the store owner, who built her 12-year old business fashioning beads, shells and wood into neck pieces and bracelets, has since rebranded her store to …& Banana! The luxury giants are still demanding she settles $13,200 in legal fees.
How ridiculous?! I don’t support knockoffs or copies but I thought
Dolce and Banana was pretty darn cute if you asked me! Please share your thoughts below…