- Trade mark application amounted to passing off (Litecoin Foundation v Inshallah)
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- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
IP analysis: Litecoin Foundation Ltd, which promotes the Litecoin cryptocurrency, sued three connected defendants, including a trade mark dealer, in passing off. In both the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) small claims track and on appeal, the application for a trade mark was held to be passing off and an instrument of fraud. Written by Giles Parsons, partner at Browne Jacobson LLP.
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