Skip to Content

London Taxi Company loses black cab trademark appeal

From BBC News

The Court of Appeal has thrown out the latest attempt to trademark the shape of London’s traditional black cabs.
It has upheld a decision by the High Court in 2016 that the shape lacked “distinctive character” and was not a “valid registered trademark”.

The London Taxi Company, which makes traditional hackney carriages, had taken rival firm Frazer-Nash to the High Court last year.

It argued the design of Frazer-Nash’s Metrocab was “substantially copied”.

However, last year’s ruling by High Court judge Mr Justice Arnold was upheld by Lord Justice Kitchin and Lord Justice Floyd at the Court of Appeal.

The London Taxi Company has indicated that it may take the case to the Supreme Court.

No-one from the London Taxi Company or Frazer-Nash was immediately available for comment.

Read More…

The London Taxi Company has lost its black cab trademark appeal

 Stay on point with Unite – download the Cab Trade News App – Available for iOS and Android

Join Unite online

Find Cab Trade News on Twitter and Facebook

Visit CTN’s SaveOurBlackCabs Facebook page

Comments are closed.

Subscribe2

Back to top