Title

Goodwill Hunting in Passing Off: England Retains the ‘Hard Line’ for Now: Starbucks (HK) Limited v British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC [2015] UKSC 31

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2015

Abstract

This recent UK Supreme Court decision has confirmed that the "hard line" perspective to interpreting "goodwill" in the common law action for passing off remains good law in England. There are, however, subtle hints in the judgment that going forward, the court may be prepared to consider and endorse (pragmatic) exceptions or extensions to the “hard line” in appropriate cases.

Discipline

Commercial Law

Research Areas

Intellectual Property and Technology-related Law

Publication

Singapore Academy of Law Journal

Volume

27

First Page

589

Last Page

600

ISSN

0218-2009

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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