*Whitby Specialist Vehicles Ltd v Yorkshire Specialist Vehicles Ltd and others

Trade mark – Infringement. The claimant company, which manufactured and repaired ice cream vans, brought proceedings against the defendants, who had made their own ice cream vans. The Patents Court held that, on the evidence, the defendants had all infringed certain registered designs and the design rights in the designs. The second and third defendants had infringed a trade mark, and the third defendant was jointly liable for the first and second defendants' infringements of the registered design, the design rights in the designs and the trade mark.

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