Danube Properties confirmed its Ritz development in Dubai has been renamed due to trademark infringement.
Earlier this month, Danube changed the name on its $81.6m (AED300m) residential project from Ritz to Starz.
The Dubai-based developer said the project has been renamed for legal purposes.
Aatif Rahman, general manager of Danube Properties, said: “We had named our fifth project Ritz Tower by Danube after securing NOCs [no-objection certificates] and approvals from all relevant authorities.
"Later, it was [discovered] that the name clashed with another registered trademark."
Rahman said Ritz was renamed due to Danube's desire to "mature" its brand identity for each project.
"We never had any intentions of [causing] trademark infringement, and the fact that our entire project portfolio carries ‘by Danube’ as a postfix is testimony to that.
"Upon being informed about the matter, we immediately decided to rename the project to Starz Tower By Danube, given our long standing association with Bollywood stars.
"There were no legal proceedings whatsoever as we mutually and amicably decided to change the name," Rahman said.For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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