Furniture Design Infringement
Our client is a furniture designer who creates distinctive quality furniture which is sold through small specialist shops. He runs a small workshop employing three other craft carpenters. A major department produced furniture which was strikingly similar to our client’s range and sold it in its store at a price much less than similar items of our client’s designs which were on sale at specialist shops.
Our client had approached this same retailer a year earlier with a view to selling his range to them but no deal was done. The retailer had advised our client that they would need to place bulk orders and that the sale price of our clients pieces to them was far too high.
The actions of the retailer risks seriously damaging our clients business and his ambitions for expansion.