Furniture Geek News: Knoll Sued Over Mies van der Rohe Designs

The Barcelona Chair (original 1920s) courtesy Core77

The Barcelona Chair (original 1920s) courtesy Core77

Knoll who’ve held the rights to numerous mid-century furniture classics maybe in trouble. They originally sued Alphaville’s customers for selling the 1920’s Mies van der Rohe “Barcelona” designs, the case was dismissed and now Alphaville’s president David Lee is striking back.

“…Our case will clarify the law and show that Knoll cannot keep others from using these 1920’s designs that have been made by a myriad of manufacturers for over 40 years. We seek a full cancellation of Knoll’s trademark registrations with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.”

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