In March 2022, a violin teacher who studied and obtained a certification from the Deutsches Suzuki Institut (DSG) claimed, within a precautionary proceeding before the Court of Turin in Italy, (i) to be entitled to qualify herself as a “Suzuki teacher” or “Suzuki Method violin teacher” and (ii) to lawfully use such expressions without infringing the SUZUKI trademark. Instituto Suzuki Italiano (ISI) and International Suzuki Association (ISA) defended the SUZUKI trademark, strenuously contested the opposing arguments, and requested that the teacher’s use of the SUZUKI trademark be prohibited.

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