Proving Confusion in Passing Off & Trade Mark Cases

Until recently, using surveys or witness gathering exercises to obtain evidence of confusion in trade mark and passing off cases was common practice. But the recent Court of Appeal decision in Interflora Inc v Marks & Spencer Plc means new approaches to such cases are now vital.

In this 45-minute video, Iona Berkeley and Lindsay Lane - both from 8 New Square - examine the new guidance and offer alternative approaches to proving confusion.

These are the additional cases discussed:

  • Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd v Zeebox Ltd
  • Fage UK Ltd v Chobani UK Ltd
  • Cosmetic Warriors Ltd v Ltd
  • A&E Television Networks LLC v Discovery Communications Europe Ltd
  • Och-Ziff Management Europe Ltd v Och Capital LLP
  • Neutrogena Corp v Golden Ltd (t/a Garnier)
  • General Electric Co Ltd (USA) v General Electric Co Ltd
  • Hasbro Inc v 123 Nahrmittel GmbH
  • Dalgety Spillers Foods v Food Brokers Ltd
  • European Ltd v Economist Newspaper Ltd
  • esure Insurance Ltd v Direct Line Insurance Plc
  • Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) v Lee (t/a Cropton Brewery)
  • Jack Wills Ltd v House of Fraser (Stores) Ltd
  • British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc v Microsoft Corp
  • JW Spear & Sons Ltd v Zynga Inc

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Date:Published Friday 04 April 2014
Duration:0.75 hours
CPD hours:1 hour

Iona Berkeley

8 New Square

Lindsay Lane

8 New Square

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