Brand Protection

December 1st 2021

We have advised this multinational business in the manufacturing industry for several years, including on acquisitions, commercial agreements and intellectual property issues.

John Spratt and Catherine O’Riordan advised this client on its recourse against one of its dealers, whose shop front, business cards and website design did not comply with the intellectual property provisions set out in the dealership agreement or with the client’s branding guidelines. The dealer was also representing that it was qualified to service and repair equipment that was not within the scope of the dealership agreement. Having collated evidence of the various infringements, we sent a letter of claim to the dealer. The parties were subsequently able to negotiate an amicable termination of the dealership agreement.