Infringement in UK Law

  • Norwich Pharmacal Company v Commissioners of Customs and Excise
    • House of Lords
    • 26 June 1973
    ... ... None of these were licensed by the Appellants. Each of these consignments therefore involved a tortious infringement of their right. The Appellants have tried, but with little success, to discover the identity of the importers ... 2 When any goods are imported ... ...
  • Hearst Holdings Inc. v AVELA Inc.
    • Chancery Division
    • 25 February 2014
    ... ... 177 Conclusion on trade mark infringement in the UK 191 ... ...
  • Kirin-Amgen v Hoechst Marion Roussel Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 21 October 2004
    ... ... 2 These appeals arise out of a dispute concerning both the validity and infringement of the patent between Amgen and two other pharmaceutical companies. Transkaryotic Therapies Inc ("TKT") is a Massachusetts corporation. It has also ... ...
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd v Zodiac Seats UK Ltd (formerly known as Contour Aerospace Ltd)
    • Supreme Court
    • 03 July 2013
    ... ... 1 In this case, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd wishes to recover damages exceeding £49,000,000 for the infringement of a European Patent which does not exist in the form said to have been infringed. The Technical Board of Appeal ("TBA") of the European Patent ... ...
  • Unilever Plc v Procter and Gamble Company
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 28 October 1999
    ... ... view the essential issue is whether or not the manufacture and sale of a product known as Persil Performance Tablets would constitute an infringement of Procter & Gamble's patent ... 7 Opposition proceedings (initiated by a German company, Henkel) have been taking place in the European Patent ... ...
  • Atherton v British Insulated and Helsby Cables Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 11 December 1925
    ... ... being, comment upon the remarkable fact, that if all this be accepted it must have been known in 1913 when proceedings were taken for infringement, for it may be accepted that the document is badly drawn and it is neither surprising that this House found the patent bad nor that Lord Dunedin ... ...
  • Aerotel Ltd v Telco Holdings Ltd; Macrossan's Patent Application (No.0314464.9)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 27 October 2006
    ... ... The "Aerotel appeal" is in what was a patent action between Aerotel and Telco. Sued for infringement, Telco counterclaimed for revocation of Aerotel's Patent No. 2,171,877. The action started, inappropriately having regard to its complexity and the ... ...
  • Catnic Components Ltd and Another v Hill and Smith Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 1980
    ... ... 1 This appeal concerns a claim by the appellants ("Catnic") for infringement of a simple but successful patent of which they are the registered proprietors for galvanised steel lintels for use in spanning the spaces above ... ...
  • Thomson Holidays Ltd v Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 17 December 2002
    ... ... 4 Norwegian denied infringement; it alleged that the trade marks in so far as they covered certain services including cruises were invalid for five years' non-use ... ...
  • Windsurfing International Inc. v Tabur Marine (Great Britain) Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 31 January 1984
    ... ... in the Patents Court on 7th April 1982 dismissing their action against the defendants for infringement of the plaintiffs' Patent No. 1258317 and ordering, upon the defendants' counterclaim, that the patent be revoked ... 3 The ... ...
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