References:  2 HKC 330
Coram: Sears J
Ratio: (High Court of Hong Kong) – Tort – Passing off – whether action lies when no active business in Hong Kong – International reputation and goodwill – Damages whether recoverable if sustained outside the jurisdiction.
Sears J ihearing an application for an interlocutory injunction held that mere reputation was enough to found a passing off claim.
This case is cited by:
- Cited – Starbucks (HK) Ltd and Another v British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc and Others SC ( ETMR 31,  ECC 19, Bailii,  UKSC 31,  WLR(D) 229,  1 WLR 2628, WLRD, Bailii Summary,  3 All ER 469,  FSR 29,#, UKSC 2013/0274, SC, SC Summary)
The court was asked whether, as the appellants contend, 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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