Arsenal Legal Department Secure First Win Of Season, Force Spanish Woman To Change Name Of Her Hat Shop

Chris Wright

9th, September 2011


By Chris Wright

Bitch got served…a legal writ

Arsenal have won a court case in Spain which will force the owner of a hat shop in Seville to change the name of her premises – though, sadly, there aren’t three points on offer for the victory.

The Gunners first (unsuccessfully) attempted to bring proprietress Alicia Simon before the beak when she opened her ‘Arsenale’ hat emporium and registered the name back in 2007, though the Seville resident has now been told by the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office to change the name of her store after the verdict was delivered earlier in the week.

As quoted by Yahoo, Senora Simon admits to having absolutely no knowledge of Arsenal or of football in general and has pointed out that her shop does not even share the same spelling or pronunciation as the English football club – ‘Arsenale’ being a word which carries ‘more connotations of culture than sport’ in her neck of the woods.

Simon named her shop after the Italian word ‘arsenale’, which was the name given to the shipbuilders’ yards in medieval Pisa and Venice. Her premises are in Seville’s ‘Arenal de Sevilla’ district – where the city’s ancient shipyards were located, hence the choice of name.

Quite what implications the club thought would be bought about by people confusing ‘Arsenale’ with the Emirates Stadium would have is beyond me – unless they were genuinely worried about congestion and crowd trouble when 45,000 fans attempted to file in to a tiny ‘hat, shoe and umbrella’ boutique in the dockside district of Seville for the next home game?

Score one ‘dick move’ for the Arsenal legal department.

Via Yahoo.

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  1. Jamie says:

    i hate arsenal

  2. John says:

    A bit stupid but if you have a trademark you should be able to defend it, still dumb as shit.

  3. Booyah says:

    Bitches think they can do anything they want now they’ve won the World Cup. Fuck all the Spaniards.

  4. __wowza says:

    dick move on arsenals part, but i guess wegner has to pay for those transfers somehow.. i hope there aren’t any orphanages that share the name, they’d be next.

  5. Tris says:

    Firstly, Arsenal have already beaten Udinese twice; so it’s not their “first win” of the season.

    Secondly, there’s obviously more to this than the “anti-arsenal” press are reporting. If it was so ridiculous, how did they win the case?

    Third, I’m 100% exactly the same would happen if I went and tried opening a shop called Manchester Unities, selling clothes, or Real Madride…

  6. Dave says:

    arsenal is just a word, what gives them the right the cunts

  7. Rawne says:


    Except for the fact that Real Madrid and Manchester United aren’t nouns that are used in everyday language

  8. Zedie says:

    @ Rawne:

    I’d expect Manchester United as a club to actually believe that they own the words ‘Manchester’ and ‘United’. Who gives a fuck if its a noun or not?


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