Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 October 2023
By Appellant’s Notice filed on 5 May 2022, the Claimants appeal the Order of Mrs Justice Bacon dated 25 April 2022.
Background – The Claimants claim infringement by the Defendants of easyGroup’s UK and EU registered trade marks in the name EASYOFFICE, and the Defendants counterclaim for a declaration of invalidity and/or revocation of easyGroup’s marks. The proceedings are the culmination of a 20-year dispute between easyGroup and one or more of the Defendants over the right to use the signs EASYOFFICE or EASYOFFICES in relation to the provision and brokerage of serviced office space and related services. The dispute has led to proceedings in the UKIPO and EUIPO, appeals to the High Court and the EUIPO Board of Appeal, and defamation proceedings in the High Court.