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Biltmore Estate Sues Home Decor Company Alleging Trademark Theft

April 12, 2022, 9:00 PM

The owner of Biltmore Estate, the largest private mansion in the U.S. and built by the descendants of railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, is suing a home decor company for selling products and services under the Biltmore trademark without permission.

Biltmore Co., which owns the estate, alleged that Sleek Creations of Scottsdale LLC rebranded to Biltmore Interiors and Linens in 2018, infringing the company’s rights to the Biltmore mark.

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, said Biltmore has an established retail brand in addition to its hospitality services. Customers can purchase apparel, bath products, ...