Category Archives: Passing-off

Does Trade Mark Law Really Stop Us from Telling The Truth? L’Oréal v Bellure

“The problem, stated at its most general, is simple. Does trade mark law prevent the defendants from telling the truth? Even though their perfumes are lawful and do smell like the corresponding famous brands, does trade mark law nonetheless muzzle the defendants so that they cannot say so?”
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Trade Marks and Passing Off: Hotel Cipriani SRL and Others v Cipriani (Grosvenor Street) Ltd & Ors [2008] EWHC 3032 (Ch) (9 Dec 2008)

When I worked for VISA in 1984 I believe I had lunch at the Hotel Cipriani in Venice. I can’t remember a vast amount about it other than that one had to take a boat trip. The food was OK though it … Continue reading

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Trade Marks and Passing Off: Tubzee Ltd. v Saffron Foods Ltd.

Because  it was tried by John Behrens in Leeds I have blogged Tubzee Ltd v Saffron Foods Ltd. [2008] EWHC B15 in my IP Yorkshire blog. This was a trade mark infirngement and passing off case between two Halifax kulfi makers.  There is … Continue reading

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