Paris Hilton Wins Trademark Lawsuit

Oct 6, 2010 - LegalZoom News Sources
Paris Hilton Wins Trademark Lawsuit

Paris Hilton, who is quite familiar with a courtroom, has won a trademark lawsuit against greeting card company Hallmark, which used her catch phrase "that's hot" on a card, ABC News reports.

According to the news provider, the lawsuit was settled recently after Hilton sued Hallmark three years ago for misusing the phrase as well as a picture of her on a greeting card. Hilton received a trademark on the phrase in 2007 when it became popular during her stint on the reality television show "The Simple Life," in which she lived in the homes of everyday people.

For its part, Hallmark had argued that the card had transformed the image of Hilton as well as the phrase into a cartoon, and thus was not included in legal trademark protection.

The settlement was confirmed by a representative for Hilton and a Hallmark spokeswoman said that the two parties had reached a "mutually beneficial resolution."

The settlement comes just weeks after Hilton pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in Las Vegas, according to the news provider.