- In brief: Goodwill of a partner in a solicitors' firm vests in firm (Bhayani v Taylor Bracewell)
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- What should IP & IT lawyers take note of?
- What was this case about?
- What did the court decide?
IP & IT analysis: Professor Philip Johnson, Professor of Law at Cardiff Law School, considers the case of Bhayani and another v Taylor Bracewell LLP. A solicitor with a strong reputation left one firm to set up a new firm. The old firm kept making references to her in the firm name and on its website. The departing solicitor failed to establish that she owned the goodwill in her name, and her claim for passing off was unsuccessful.
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