Islestarr v Aldi: New tricks in the Brands v Imitators game

There is a very interesting Brands v Imitators judgment recently handed down in Islestarr Holdings Limited v Aldi Stores Limited [2019] EWHC 1473 (Ch).

This was the hearing of a summary judgment application brought by Islestarr (proprietor of Charlotte Tilbury makeup) in its proceedings against Aldi under the Shorter Trial Scheme. The Judgment is available on Westlaw.

The dispute related to what Islestarr alleged to be knock-offs of its makeup trays being sold in Aldi stores. Envisaging difficulties with a passing off claim Islestarr proceeded with a copyright claim, and in doing so succeeded in obtaining summary judgment over the discount supermarket.… Read more...