Bath & Body Works fights Summit Entertainment to keep 'Twilight Woods' products

Do the “Twilight” producers solely have the rights to the word Twilight? They do know that the descriptive term existed long before Edward Cullen was created by Stephenie Meyer right?

That’s what Bath & Body Works is claiming in a lawsuit aimed at Summit Entertainment — distributor of the “Twilight” films – after the studio claimed the store’s “Twilight Woods” line of lotions, shower gels and other products doesn’t infringe the “Twilight” trademark.

“The term ‘Twilight’ is used so as to evoke the idea of a particular time of day when the sun is just below the horizon, illuminating the landscape,” the lawsuit says, according to THR. “Whereas defendant uses the term ‘Twilight’ to refer to defendant’s teen vampire saga.”

But THR says what’s really in question is the design of the Bath & Body Works products, which “allegedly rip off the design and color palate of ‘Twilight’ promo materials.”

 

Now...I know that fans like the products because it says 'Twilight' and smells good, but did we actually believe it was a 'Twilight' product?  Sound off below.

 

What's your thoughts? Is this line of products misleading to you fans?

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Tags: and, bath, body, lawsuit, lotions, summit, trademark, twilight, woods, works

Comment by Melissa 'Rosmelie' Rivett on March 10, 2011 at 8:52am
Okay, so it came out around the same time (originally) as the first film.  So did B&B base it off the franchise? I actually don't think so.  I mean, they didn't even know in the first place if Twilight would be a hit.  And honestly...B&B comes out with new fragrances all the time, and tests new fragrances all the time.  So if Twilight Woods is deceiving to Twilight fans...then isn't Secret Wonderland deceiving to Alice in Wonderland fans?
Comment by Tammy on March 10, 2011 at 8:54am

Summit is going TOO far!  They forced me to change my username on etsy because it had Twilight in it.  I created that username WAY before the movies were even made. 

Does that mean that they are going to make all of the authors of every book that has ever been published that has the word "twilight" somewhere in the text go back and change the word to something else?

This is just ridiculous!! How can they own a word?! Ugh-idiots!

Comment by Tammy on March 10, 2011 at 8:56am
Oh, and to answer your question...I LOVE the Twilight Woods scent and I don't feel it is misleading at all.  In fact it is my favorite scent right now-I have the lotion, body spray, anti-bacterial hand gel, shower gel, etc.  It's a word for crying out loud! Grrr!
Comment by Jo Anna on March 10, 2011 at 8:56am
Perhaps if they just called it Twilight it might have been however the name Twilight Woods is just a name.  I didn't think Twilight until you mentioned it.  I am curious does anyone use it or have you tried it because of the name?
Comment by Melissa 'Rosmelie' Rivett on March 10, 2011 at 8:58am
Also, when I first tried it, I didn't try it because of the name. I frequent (against my better judgement and finances) B&B and whenever a new scent comes out, I see what it smells like. If I like it/love it, I buy it. If I don't...I don't.
Comment by Annette Wadley on March 10, 2011 at 9:39am
I received it as a gift (from my brother in law who didn't know anything about the book)& loved it before I even started reading Twilight. I agree with everyone who is saying "You can't own a word"
Comment by Jo Anna on March 10, 2011 at 9:40am
What does it smell like?
Comment by Lacey on March 10, 2011 at 9:42am
I worked for BBW for 2 years and I love their products. I admit I tried it because of Twilight. It came out when I wasn't working for them anymore. However, I don't feel that Summit has a right to claim the word twilight... and any true twilight fan knows that the "color palette" they say has been copied is not true.... I look at twilight woods and compare it to the movies and the movies colors have been black/silver, red/black and gold/black and something else... (sorry i can't remember off the top of my head) but not this maroon color that bbw has taken on for the products. Summit just doesn't want someone else cashing in on the Twilight Franchise.... but I have seen products out there that are obviously copying twilight and I don't see them getting pulled out of the market.... I say let BBW keep it.... If SUmmit wins BBW will just change the name and keep the scent. But honestly, I like the name because I'm a Twifan :)
Comment by Meagan (maewolf) on March 10, 2011 at 10:05am
Ive smelled that stuff, it smells really bad lol but how can someone trademark a word everyone already uses for a certain time of day?
Comment by Kit on March 10, 2011 at 10:34am

I actually just bought some of their products, the spray and lotion, and I love them, they're great products ! But I obviously knew they had no connection to the twilight saga. I bought them because of their great scent...not because they said twilight woods on them.

 

 

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