GLOBAL furniture conglomerate Herman Miller Inc. has settled its legal dispute against a US based online furniture retailer and its owner who it had accused of breaching trademarks.

The West Michigan headquartered furniture specialist, which has global sales of $2.14 billion including a £106 million turnover UK division, said its case against Levi Cohen and Madison Seating has been settled.

“All outstanding issues have been resolved,” it added in a company statement, after it last year accused the online retailer and its owner — who previously ran luxurychairs.com — of using Herman Miller trademarks without authorisation.

It filed a lawsuit last summer alleging the improper marketing and sales of products, including the Aeron chair, saying the furniture retailer had been selling used Herman Miller products without properly marking them as such.

Settlement terms were not disclosed.

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