IP analysis: The High Court has given judgment in a dispute between the claimant (W3) and the defendant (easyGroup) concerning the former’s use of the sign ‘EasyRoommate’ and variants thereof in relation to an online service for sharing accommodation in the UK and eight other EU Member States. Among other things, the court held that the easyGroup’s EASY trade mark was invalidly registered for advertising and temporary accommodation and that W3 had not infringed any other easyGroup EU trade marks.
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