British Broadcasting Corporation v Talbot Motor Co Ltd: 1981

Held: The plaintiff Corporation had acquired a protectable goodwill in the mark CARFAX relating to a system for receiving traffic information on the radio, even though the system had not been launched, as a result of its widespread promotion such as its appearance on the BBC’s ‘Top Gear’ programme in March 1980.


Sir Robert Megarry VC


[1981] FSR 228


England and Wales

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CitedStarbucks (HK) Ltd and Another v British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc and Others SC 13-May-2015
The court was asked whether, as the appellants contended, a claimant who is seeking to maintain an action in passing off need only establish a reputation among a significant section of the public within the jurisdiction, or whether, as the courts . .
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Intellectual Property

Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.566020