Biltmore Estate says interior designer is ripping off its mark

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By Joyce Hanson (April 12, 2022, 8:21 p.m. EDT) – The company that manages the Biltmore estate near Asheville, North Carolina, as well as numerous hospitality and retail brands associated with the property has sued an interior designer in Arizona federal court over allegations that she stole the historic estate name to sell linens.

Sleek Creations of Scottsdale LLC, now doing business as Biltmore Interiors and Linens, and the company’s owner-manager, Dawn Lizanich, have no association with The Biltmore Co. or its lines of bedding, bath and of textiles and violate trademarks and “cybersquatting” under the Lanham Act, according to the lawsuit filed Monday.

The Biltmore Co., a brand founded…

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