Uber responds to claims that it forced salon to shut down

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The ride-sharing giant Uber is defending itself after a Fairfield woman accused them of forcing her out of business.

Drew Marie Ganino told News 12 Connecticut that Uber said she has to shut down her business, UberSalon, because it infringed on Uber’s trademark.

Uber responded to the claims, saying “We appreciate UberSalon’s interest in our on-demand delivery service model, but we requested that they not use our protected trademark to promote it.”

“As a trademark holder, Uber has an obligation to police unauthorized uses of its trademark. The letter we sent in December 2016 asked UberSalon to transition to another name, not to shut down.”

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