IPEC: defendants deliberately set out to deceive IPO customers by issuing fake renewal notices

United Kingdom

In The Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks v Intellectual Property Agency Ltd, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has found that a company trading as 'Intellectual Property Agency Ltd' and its director had deliberately set out to deceive customers of the Intellectual Property Office by issuing fake renewal notices. The court found the defendants liable for trademark infringement and passing off.

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