Seiko Hidaka (UK)

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Ideal Homes getting into a real state

The owner of Ideal Home, UK’s best-selling home interest magazine, IPC Media Limited has lost its claim for trade mark infringement against the proprietor of the Ideal Home Show, a popular exhibition which showcases the latest home interest goods, due to almost 100 years of co-existence. Ideal Homes Linked Together Evidence showed that the public … Continue reading

United Kingdom confectionary retailer criminally liable for trade mark infringement

A small Welsh retailer, Sweet 66, and its owner have been found guilty of trade mark infringement offences by selling Wonka branded chocolate bars. Wonka, of course is the name of the fictional chocolate factory owner from British author Roald Dahl’s children’s classic novel, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” In the story, Wonka hosted a … Continue reading

Trade mark licensee requests bank to disclose identity of counterfeiter following trap purchase from eBay

The German Federal Court (Bundesgerictshof) asked the European Court of Justice (CJEU) if a bank could withhold a customer’s information under banking confidentiality rules, where that customer had infringed trade mark law. See Beschluss des I. Zivilsenats vom 17.10.2013 – I ZR 51/12 Ruling. The “Davidoff Hot Water” trade mark licence holder tried to track … Continue reading