When Passing Off Gets Prickly

(1) Henry Martinez t/a PRICK (2) Henry Hate Studio & Prick Tattoo Parlour Limited -v- (1) Prick Me Baby One More Time Limited t/a PRICK (2) Gynelle Leon Warning to readers: As you can probably gather from the title, this is a case in which the word PRICK is heavily featured. There’s simply no avoiding…

Dodging Grenades

When identifying who to sue for intellectual property infringement, generally the company infringing the intellectual property rights is named as a defendant in the infringement action and not the directors individually as a joint tortfeasor (joint infringer). However, a recent decision of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has indicated that in certain circumstances it may…