Reputation and Goodwill in UK Law

  • Dismissed chef Ploughs through UK pub’s reputation using Twitter
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    ‘Tis the season of goodwill. Well, for most of us at least…   Over in Oxfordshire, a pub has just dismissed one of its chefs.  We don’t really know much about why, or whether it was reasonable. One...
    ...‘Tis the season of goodwill. Well, for most of us at least..   Over in Oxfordshire, a pub has just dismissed one of its chefs.  We don’t really know much about why, or ......
  • Intellectual Property: Passing Off – The Law Does Concern Itself With Trivialities
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... off is used to protect signs and names (or more correctly the goodwill and reputation connected with the business carried on under a sign or ......
  • Passing Off
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ......and benefiting from the reputation and goodwill built up by that. business. Legal action can be taken to ......
  • Passing Off
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... good or services as those of another and benefiting from the reputation and goodwill built up by that business. Legal action can be taken to ......
  • Trade Mark Registration - v - Trade Mark Use
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... costly evidence to prove the three requirements of passing off: reputation and goodwill; misrepresentation; and damage. . The Judge held that ......
  • Topshop’s Use Of Rihanna’s Image Is Held To Be Passing Off
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... In order for a passing off action to succeed, goodwill must be present, some form of misrepresentation must take place and , damage must be caused to the established goodwill or reputation. In this case, Mr Justice Birss found that Rihanna did have sufficient ......
  • Goodwill Hunting – NOW It's Over
    • Mondaq UK
    ......The case is significant in that it affirms the need to establish goodwill, as opposed to a mere reputation, among members of the public in the relevant jurisdiction in order to succeed in a passing off claim. Goodwill internationally will not be ......
  • The Supreme Court Has Confirmed That Sky's Launch In The UK Of 'NOW TV' Did Not Pass Off A Competitor's Service
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... in a passing off claim had to establish that it had actual goodwill in the jurisdiction in question, mere reputation would not suffice. After ......
  • The New Company Names Tribunal
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ......evidence of goodwill ? so it remains to be seen whether. it will indeed provide a simplified ...which he has goodwill (which includes reputation of any. description); or. sufficiently similar to an existing trading name ......
  • Branding Is Everything!
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ......In the absence of a registered trade mark, protection of. reputation and goodwill can be much more expensive. This is because. without a ......
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