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Argos trade mark appeal ruling raises online infringement potential

Patrick Wingrove, London


The UK Court of Appeal has rejected a catalogue retailer’s infringement claim against a US company of the same name for directing adverts to UK consumers that end up on its site by mistake

Argos

In a ruling that should make businesses wary of accidental infringement through targeted advertising, the UK Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from a well-known catalogue retailer against a US company of the same name.

The appeal was filed...


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