Maxim’s Ltd v Dye: ChD 1977

The Parisian restaurant had an extensive fame and goodwill, was extensively patronised by persons resident in England and had received direct bookings from England to reserve a table there. It sought to stop a restaurant in Norwich from trading as Maxims.
Held: The injunction was granted. The existence and extent of the plaintiff’s reputation and goodwill in every case is a question of fact, however it may be proved and whatever it is based on.


Graham J


[1977] FSR 364


England and Wales


Not FollowedAlain Bernardin and Cie v Pavilion Properties Ltd ChD 1967
The owner of the Crazy Horse Saloon in Paris tried to stop a business in London under the same name. The plaintiff advertised in the UK but carried on no other activities here.
Held: An injunction was refused. The plaintiff had reputation but . .

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CitedHotel Cipriani Srl and Others v Cipriani (Grosvenor Street) Ltd and Others CA 24-Feb-2010
The claimants owned Community and UK trade marks in the name ‘Cipriani’. The defendants operated a restaurant in London using, under the licence of another defendant, the same name. The claimant sought an injunction to prevent further use of the . .
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Updated: 27 September 2022; Ref: scu.401815