Moving the goalposts
The Court of Appeal has ruled in Arsenal Football Club's favour in their trademark infringement claim against street trader Matthew Reed. It is a judgment that could mark the end of the unofficial merchandising industry, writes Geoff Steward
Having already won the FA Cup, Arsenal secured another victory last week when the Court of Appeal gave judgment in their favour in the long-running trademark infringement claim against street trader Matthew Reed. However, from a UK trademark lawyer’s point of view, Arsenal’s victory was not as well-deserved as its FA Cup victory over Southampton.
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