Supreme Court rules against Bristol company in long running dispute about children’s ride-on suitcases

09.03.2016

Bristows’ Jeremy Blum is featured in Legal Cheek commenting on the long-running Trunki v Kiddee case.
The dispute was this: the Bristol-based appellant is the manufacturer of Trunki children’s suitcases. The company has a community registered design (CRD) to legally protect the design of this suitcase, though this CRD does not include any surface decoration. The respondent — a Hong Kong competitor — makes Kiddee children’s suitcases that are decorated to look like animals or insects. Counsel for the appellant, Michael Hicks and Jonathan Moss, argued the respondent company’s product was strikingly similar to the Trunki, and this amounted to an infringement of the CRD.

To read Jeremy’s comments, please click HERE.