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Reaction as reputation trumps use in Claridge’s case

Max Walters, London


As luxury hotel Claridge’s successfully defends its mark against a UK candle maker, lawyers say the decision reinforces the benefits of acquiring a reputation but that there are pitfalls in showing genuine use

Luxury London hotel Claridge’s has convinced a division of the England & Wales High Court that candles produced by a small UK retailer infringe its trademarks, but lawyers warn that the decision shows that IP owners cannot always rely on...


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