Easygroup Limited prevails in trade mark infringement dispute against Easyway

On 22 July 2021 owners of airline and travel giants Easyjet Easygroup Limited succeeded in a trade mark infringement claim against Easyway in respect of four UK registered trade marks: EASYJET, EASYCAR, EASYBUS and EASYHOTEL in the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court (IPEC).

In the lawsuit, claimant’s Easygroup Limited argued that the words EASYJET, EASYCAR, EASYBUS and EASYHOTEL registered in respect of transportation and accommodation services were being infringed by Easyway who provided a range of services which included but were not limited to: private transport services, airport meet and greets, arrangement of flights, arrangements of car rental and organised tours. Easyway who were established in 2007, used the three signs in both word and logo form which included the words ‘easyway’ ‘easyway VIP’ and ‘easyway SBH’.

In the judgement handed down in the IPEC by Recorder Douglas Campbell QC, it was determined that Easyway had infringed the marks of Easygroup Ltd.

EasyGroup Ltd and others v Easyway SBH and another [2021] EWHC 2007 (IPEC) (22 July 2021)

If you have any questions relating to this article, or you have recently discovered that your trade mark is being infringed, contact Lawdit Solicitors today.

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