“A welcome relief for brand owners fighting against counterfeiters”: court rules in landmark ISP case

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has dismissed an appeal against the landmark ruling in Cartier International AG v British Sky Broadcasting Limited, which ordered five internet service providers to block access to sites selling counterfeit goods. One industry commentator suggested that the decision paves the way for trademark owners to tackle sites selling counterfeits in a way that is both cost efficient and adaptable to the evasion tactics utilised by infringers.

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