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Jean Christian Perfumes v Sanjay Thakrar [2011] EWHC 2011 (Ch)

Case Summary  |  Judgment  |  27 May 2011


Jonathan Hill acted as junior counsel in the claimant’s successful claim against Mr Thakrar for Community trade mark infringement by arranging the importation of unauthorised “Stunning by Katie Price” perfume into the EU. John Baldwin QC, sitting as a deputy High Court judge, rejected Mr Thakrar’s claims that his involvement ended before the goods were brought into the EU. He also held that the holder of an oral exclusive licence to a Community trade mark did have standing to sue for infringement (unlike the position with UK trade marks) and that oral use of a stylised logo mark could amount to infringement. [2011] EWHC 2011 (Ch).