JC Bamford Excavators Ltd (appellant) v Manitou UK Ltd & anr respondents)

Tuesday 30 January 2024

By appellant’s notice filed on the 23 December 2022, the appellant appeals the decision of HHJ Hacon (sitting as a Judge of the Patents Court) dated 9 December 2022.

The claimant (“JCB”) and the defendants (“Manitou”) are longstanding rivals in the European market for construction and agricultural vehicles. At issue in this case are vehicles known as telehandlers. They emerged in the 1970s as modified forklift trucks and their success has led to their forming a significant and distinct market sector of their own.

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