Monday, 11 July 2011

Trade mark invoice scams

Hat tip to the IPKat for drawing attention to a recent High Court case, London Borough of Croydon v Austin Hogarth [2011] EWHC 1126 (QB), 5 April 2011 (unreported and not available on BAILII), in which Judge Mackie held that Regulation 2(1) of the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008 applied to a computer maintenance contract masquerading as a renewal notice. This could be the solution people have been looking for to all those dodgy trade mark notices demanding fees that look as if they have come from a registry somewhere. Go read the IPKat's posting - no point in me repeating the facts here.

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