Jan 27, 2021

Bentley Lose High Court Appeal

Bentley Motors, the luxury car manufacturer, has lost its appeal in its trade mark dispute with Manchester based Bentley Clothing.

Both companies have been in negotiations in relation to their branding clash since 1998 however the matter came to a head in 2017 when a High Court action was launched.

In 2019, the High Court ruled that Bentley Motors had infringed the trade mark of Bentley Clothing through its use of the Bentley name on its UK clothing range. It was also ordered to limit its range to “jackets, silk ties, caps and scarves”.

Prior to the High Court action Bentley Motors had attempted to cancel Bentley Clothing’s trade mark which it has held since 1982.

The car manufacture has been order to destroy its clothing range by 3 February 2021.

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Posted by: Hannah Flowers in: Trade Marks

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