01 April 1999
Package-holiday giant threatens farmer

THOMSON, the giant holiday company, has threatened a farm cottage business with legal action over its choice of name.

Thomsons Lancashire-based Holiday Cottages Group claims Greg Poole and his wife Anita should not call their company Character Country Cottages.

The Thomson subsidiary companys lawyers said that their client had registered the name Character Cottages in 1991.

Poole insists that his business began at the familys converted farm in Eskdale in the Lake District in the autumn of 1991.

  • The Daily Telegraph 01/04/99 page 20