In its legal representation of Roche Bobois, a world famous furniture manufacturer and designer, our Intellectual Property Department has had a significant Court victory at the interlocutory stage (ROCHE BOBOIS INTERNATIONAL v. D. PSALTIS DESIGNS LTD), by successfully obtaining an Interim Injunction against an infringer of two of our client's most well known furniture designs.
The legal action proceeded both under the law of Passing Off and Copyright. Legal aspects included an analysis of the distinguishing features of our client’s famous designs and overall distinctive get up, which was closely imitated by the Defendant thus risking a highly probable case for unlawful misrepresentation and damage. The case was also based on copyright infringement, copyright subsisting in the original designs of the furniture pieces owned by our client.The Judge upheld our application for interim relief and issued the Order in our client’s favour thus preventing the Defendant from trading in the imitation furniture until final determination of the legal action. The case will now proceed to its trial on the substance.