Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 214 (Jul)
Court: Chancery Division

Peter Smith J

Representation Peter Leaver QC and Philip Roberts (instructed by Willoughby & Partners) for the claimants.
  The first and fourth defendants appeared in person.
Judgment Dates: 12 July 2002


Trade mark - Mark - Container - Coca-Cola - Infringement - Claimants alleging infringement of intellectual property rights - Whether defendants knowingly involved in counterfeiting operation.

The Case

In proceedings brought by the United States Coca-Cola Company and its United Kingdom subsidiary in which it was alleged that the defendants had been knowingly involved in a counterfeiting operation, the court ruled that, on the evidence, the claimants had made out their case and, accordingly, the claim would succeed.

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