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AIWA v AIWA: Trade mark risks in acquiring zombie and distressed brands

05 February 2020

In Aiwa Co. Ltd V Aiwa Corp, the High Court held that the sale of second-hand goods with the consent of a trade mark proprietor does not suffice as "genuine use" to avoid revocation for non-use. The Aiwa brand was originally founded in the 1950s in Japan and...

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Authors

Kara Tompsett
Kara Tompsett
Associate
London
Louise Gellman
Louise Gellman
Partner
London