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UK: Grey goods caught by criminal law

Kingsley Egbuonu, London

The UK Supreme Court has confirmed that criminal liability under Section 92 of the Trade Mark Act 1994 also covers dealing in grey market goods which the trade mark owner have not authorised to be sold or distributed

The Court’s judgment marks the final instalment in the preliminary legal dispute in a pending criminal trial of a company and its staff for alleged trade mark offences. The defendants in this case are being prosecuted for allegedly dealing in...

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