MHCS Societe en Commandite Simple and another v Polistas Ltd and others

Trade mark – Infringement. The Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court awarded the first claimant producer of 'Veuve Clicquot' champagne and the second claimant, Moet-Hennessey UK Ltd, damages of £125,000 for the infringement of United Kingdom and European Union registered trade marks and for passing off. The court held that, on the evidence, the defendants were jointly and severally liable for passing off and for certain acts of infringement, which had been outside of the scope of consent given for the use of those marks.

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