Rey v Lecouturier: HL 1910

A ruling by the French courts that the ownership of the trade mark Chartreuse (formerly belonging to the monastery of Grand Chartreuse) had passed to a liquidator under French law, could not affect the title to the English trade mark, since the French courts had no jurisdiction to determine title to such English property.


Macnaghten, Atkinson, Collins, Shaw LL


[1910] AC 262


England and Wales


Appeal fromRey v Lecouturier CA 1908
Action was taken by or in the name of one Celestin Marius Rey, who was the Procureur of the Carthusian Order. He was registered in England as the legal owner of the Grande Chartreuse trade-marks. The business of manufacturing liqueurs, together with . .

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CitedR Griggs Group Ltd and others v Evans and others (No 2) ChD 12-May-2004
A logo had been created for the claimants, by an independent sub-contractor. They sought assignment of their legal title, but, knowing of the claimant’s interest the copyright was assigned to a third party out of the jurisdiction. The claimant . .
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: 30 April 2022; Ref: scu.199525