|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 236 (Jan)|
Kevin Garnett QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court
|Representation||Richard Meade (instructed by Simmons & Simmons) for the claimants.|
|Thomas Moody-Stuart (instructed by Eversheds, Birmingham) for the defendant.|
|Judgment Dates:||28 January 2002|
Pleading - Amendment - Counterclaim - Claimants owning UK trade mark registrations for marks 'ABERCROMBIE' and 'ABERCROMBIE & FITCH' - Defendant owning trade mark registration in respect of mark 'CROMBIE' - Claimants seeking declarations of non-infringement of defendant's trade mark registrations - Defendant counterclaiming for infringement of its marks, passing off, and revocation/declaration of invalidity of claimants' marks - Defendant seeking to amend pleading - Whether amendment should be allowed.