Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 299 (Jan)
Court: Chancery Division
Judge:

Lawrence Collins J

Representation Jamie Riley (instructed by Brindley Twist Tafft & James, Coventry) for the claimants.
  The defendant appeared in person.
Judgment Dates: 31 January 2002

Catchwords

Passing off - Trade name - Internet domain names - Registration of company names as Internet domain names - Defendant registering numerous domain names for sale by online auction - Claimant alleging threatened passing off - Whether defendant acting in good faith.

The Case

In proceedings by which the claimant sought injunctive relief restraining the claimant from re-purchasing the domain name 'www.metalrax.co.uk', the court ruled that the defendant was unable to claim that he could re-purchase in good faith and therefore had no arguable defence to the claim. Accordingly, the claimant was accordingly entitled to the relief sought.

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