Gileting down the law: Highstreet brands Superdry and Animal clash over UK and Community unregistered design rights

Posted by: Anthony Misquitta and Hector Wakefield | Date posted : 12/05/2015

In the case of DKH Retail Limited v H Young (Operations) Limited [2014] EWHC 4034 (IPEC) the "Superdry" and "Animal" brands met in December 2014 in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) in a dispute over UK and European Community unregistered design rights. The claimant (DKH) is responsible for the Superdry brand and had designed and sold the "Academy" gilet. The claimant claimed that the defendant, H Young (responsible for the Animal brand), had infringed its rights by importing and selling its own "Glaisdale" gilet.

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