Thursday August 13, 2020

Brothers locked in battle over Claddagh ring trademark

Andrew and Philip Fried are battling each other for control of Claddagh Jewellers, founded by their father in the 1960s

12th July, 2020
Claddagh Jewellers Galway; brothers Andrew and Philip Fried are battling each other for control of Claddagh Jewellers

A judge has made an order restraining the use of a Claddagh ring trademark while a bitter legal dispute between two brothers over their company is ongoing.

Brothers Andrew and Philip Fried, who own a longstanding jewellery business that promotes itself as “the home of the authentic Claddagh ring”, have been locked in legal dispute since last year.

Over several years relations between the brothers have deteriorated, “with unfortunate consequences for the company...

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