In re Ping An Securities Ltd: 12 May 2009

(Hong Kong – Court of Final Appeal) The court approved a proposition that a plaintiff ‘must establish a goodwill (in the country or region) in a business in the supply of goods or services’ under the relevant get-up in order to maintain a claim in passing off.


Mr Justice Bokhary PJ, Mr Justice Chan PJ, Mr Justice Ribeiro PJ, Mr Justice Litton NPJ and Mr Justice Gault NPJ


[2009] HKCFA 48, (2009) 12 HKCFAR 808, [2009] 4 HKC 332, FACV 26/2008




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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International, Intellectual Property

Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.566016