Simply whenever you thought Andersen Tax was having its method with its French rival, Arthur Andersen & Co., within the battle over the agency’s identify, AA&Co. has issued a press launch declaring its intent to sue Andersen Tax within the U.S., Brazil, and India. I’m quoting at size right here (translated from French) as a result of it’s too unimaginable to not share:
Since its operational reopening on 1 March 2017 with members in 16 international locations and 26 places of work, the brand new ARTHUR ANDERSEN & Co. community has been subjected to varied hostile and critical maneuvers in addition to fierce, defamatory and Denigrating on behalf of the American firm ANDERSEN TAX LLC, its representatives and its accomplices.
Members legally affiliated to the ARTHUR ANDERSEN & Co. community in america, India and Brazil have been compelled, underneath the fixed risk and harassment of ANDERSEN TAX LLC, to cease utilizing the ANDERSEN manufacturers, , “ARTHUR ANDERSEN” or every other identify with the identify “ANDERSEN”.
The maneuvers perpetrated by ANDERSEN TAX LLC have come to mild in proceedings in France, India and america, by transmitting false and deceptive paperwork to the Judges more likely to deceive all professionals, registrars Nationwide manufacturers and courts.
In view of those extraordinarily critical acts which reaffirm the absence of any rights legitimately acquired by ANDERSEN TAX LLC on the historic marks “ARTHUR ANDERSEN” and “ANDERSEN”, the French firm ARTHUR ANDERSEN & Co., on directions from its President Mr. Stéphane Laffont-Réveilhac, referred the next inquiries to the Tribunal Correctionnel de Paris by means of a direct prison summons towards ANDERSEN TAX LLC and its President, Mr. Mark L. Vorsatz, the Lawyer Basic of New York in Manhattan, Lawyer Basic of Bombay in India, Prosecutor Basic of Sao Paulo in Brazil, Lawyer Basic of Willemstad in Curaçao within the Netherlands Antilles.
As fantastic as that’s, the discharge ends with a flourish, that includes this breathless quote from Mr. Laffont-Réveilhac:
Officers of ANDERSEN TAX LLC intentionally cheated and lied by abusing the general public, Judges, ARTHUR ANDERSEN Elders, their very own staff and correspondents all over the world whereas outrageously disparaging the ARTHUR ANDERSEN & Co. community, its Affiliated members and its managers.These fraudulent, stunning and completely inexcusable maneuvers are in complete contradiction to the historic values of ARTHUR ANDERSEN, which the administrators of ANDERSEN TAX LLC are claiming, and our community will emerge stronger from these We’re free and happy with the work completed with my Associates to revive ARTHUR ANDERSEN’s excellence worldwide.
That is all taking place within the wake of court docket victories for Andersen Tax all over the world because the rightful proprietor of the Andersen identify and trademark. Andersen Tax known as this newest press launch, “an try and distract consideration from the truth that the group claiming to be Arthur Andersen & Co (previously QJMB), certainly has no legitimate rights to the Andersen identify.”
At this level, I’m principally curious as to how lengthy AA&Co. can hold this up. I can’t think about that worldwide trademark disputes are low cost to litigate.
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