Specialized withdraws action against Cafe Roubaix in trademark dispute

Cafe Roubaix

The owner of Cafe Roubaix in Canada has come to an agreement with Specialized Bicycles to allow him to continue using the 'Roubaix' name at the end of a trademark dispute that set social media alight at the weekend.

The story started when Dan Richter, owner of the Cafe Roubaix Bicycle Studio in Cochrane, Canada, received a legal letter from Specialized's lawyers requesting that he change the name of his business as Specialized owns the trademark to 'Roubaix' or they would sue.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.