*Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks and another v Intellectual Property Agency Ltd and another

Passing off – Get-up of goods. The Chancery Division considered claims for passing off and trade mark infringement against the first defendant company, IPAL, which charged large sums to users of its services for submitting renewal applications for trade marks and patents. The court held that both passing off and trade mark infringement were made out, and that the second defendant, who owned IPAL, was jointly liable with it.

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