Danube Properties, a major Dubai property developer, is forced to change the name of its project due to an alleged trademark infringement.
Earlier this month, Danube changed the name on its $81.6m residential project from Ritz to Starz.
Aatif Rahman, general manager of Danube Properties, said: “We had named our fifth project Ritz Tower by Danube after securing NOCs (no-objection certificates) and approvals from all relevant authorities. Later, it was discovered that the name clashed with another registered trademark.”
It is unknown where the objection came from. Perhaps the Ritz Carlton Luxury Hotels and Resorts consortium?
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