Examples of work - Enforcement
TELEVISION PRODUCER (SKY)
Assistance in the battle against online illegal streamers of Sky's content via the internet, through social media platforms and through fee paying IPTV services and illicit streaming devices (e.g. 'Kodi' boxes). We took successful legal action against Sky customers whose subscription accounts have been identified through digital watermarking technology as being the source of illegal streams of Sky Sports broadcasts. One case is reported here: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/sky-customer-joshua-vs-klitschko-fight-fine-online-streaming-piracy-boxing-match-craig-foster-a8147866.html.
LEADING GLOBAL DRINKS MANUFACTURER (NAME CONFIDENTIAL)
Assisting a well-known international drinks producer to enforce its intellectual property rights in the UK through infringement actions and trade mark oppositions. Such actions relate to the mis-use of its brand and tackling the sale of counterfeit goods and merchandise.
LARGE BETTING COMPANY (NAME CONFIDENTIAL)
Represented a betting company who had sponsored a premiership football team in relation to an alleged infringement of a third party's trade mark rights on the football shirt. The dispute was successful resolved pre-action.
NATIONWIDE TRAINING PROVIDER (NUCO TRAINING LIMITED)
In a complex case which involved several Court hearings, we have successfully defended a nationwide training provider in an application brought by a leading provider of Mental Health First Aid training courses in the High Court for an interim injunction to restrain our client from providing training courses under that description. In addition, we made a successful application to transfer the proceedings from the High Court to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. The case is continuing to trial.
FLOORING MANUFACTURER (NAME CONFIDENTIAL)
We successful resolved a patent dispute between two manufacturers of flooring following the issuing of patent infringement proceedings in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.
DANCEWEAR RETAILER (NAME CONFIDENTIAL)
We recently acted on behalf of an international dancewear design and retail company and a leading dance education organisation in connection with their claim in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court against a third party competitor who was infringing their unregistered designs resulting in the successful settlement of the proceedings.
MAKE-UP BRUSH AND ACCESSORIES COMPANY (SPECTRUM COLLECTIONS LIMITED)
Defending an action in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court concerning an unregistered design right claim, which was resolved before trial.
TOY COMPANY (NAME CONFIDENTIAL)
Acting for a leading toy company in protecting and enforcing its intellectual property rights in the UK. One particular case of note was tracking down and seizing a significant quantity of infringing goods at Liverpool port and then successfully resolving the case with our client receiving a substantial amount in damages and costs.
MANUFACTURING (COMPANY VEXO INTERNATION (UK) LIMITED)
Acting for a heating/cooling water treatment solutions company in a claim in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court concerning comparative advertising/trade mark infringement against the manufacture and distributor of the infringing product. This resulted in the infringing products being removed from sale and a successful resolution of this dispute.