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Swindell & Pearson Makes History in High Court

November 11, 2013

Swindell & Pearson wins appeal in “Tommy Nutter” case and breaks new legal ground.

Swindell & Pearson Limited is pleased to announce that the High Court has today given judgment in favour of its client Nutters (Holdings) Limited in the TOMMY NUTTER case. The decision confirms our client’s claim to the name TOMMY NUTTER and rejects the claims of Crombie that it was the owner of rights in the name. Aaron Wood of Swindell & Pearson appeared before the court against Mr Mark Platts-Mills QC (of counsel), Mr Wood having previously appeared successfully on behalf of the client at the UK Intellectual Property Office. This is the first time that a trade mark attorney has used the right of audience before the High Court provided by an “Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate” as granted by The Rights to Conduct Litigation and Rights of Audience and Other Reserved Legal Activities Certification Rules 2012. This is a significant legal development, and we are pleased to be the first firm to use these powers. If you would like to discuss this case then please contact Aaron Wood on 01332 367051 or email him at [email protected].

Swindell & Pearson has been helping businesses and individuals protect and defend their ideas, innovations and brands for over 130 years. With its head office in Derby, the firm also has offices in Stoke, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Sheffield and Burton. To find out how Swindell & Pearson can help you with any intellectual property requirements please get in touch via [email protected] or by telephone on 01332 367 051.