HFC Bank Plc v HSBC Bank Plc (Formerly Midland Bank Plc): CA 26 Apr 2000

Following a trial, and before the judgment was delivered, the parties arranged to meet and settled their dispute. The judges and the court were not advised and continued to take the trouble of preparing the now nugatory judgment. The legal representatives had a clear duty to inform the court of such happenings in order to avoid wasting judicial time also fell upon the parties themselves, and is now an express duty laid down in the Civil Procedure Rules.


Times 26-Apr-2000, Gazette 11-May-2000, [2000] FSR 176


Civil Procedure Rules Rule 1


England and Wales


Appeal fromHFC Bank Plc v Midland Bank Plc ChD 28-Sep-1999
Mere confusion of identity was insufficient to establish the tort of passing off. The tort is not dependent upon intention. A claimant must establish that it has a goodwill capable of being damaged, that the confusion caused was such as to amount to . .

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CitedGlobal Projects Management Ltd v Citigroup Inc and Others ChD 17-Oct-2005
GPM had acquired an internet domain name ‘citigroup.co.uk’. Citigroup alleged passing off and trade mark infringement. The claimant complained of an unjustified threat. The defendant counterclaimed, and sought summary judgment.
Held: The . .
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Updated: 10 May 2022; Ref: scu.81358