Goodwill Hunting in Passing Off: England Retains the 'Hard Line' for Now: Starbucks (HK) Ltd v. British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc

Singapore Academy of Law Journal, Vol. 27, pp.589-600, 2015

Singapore Management University School of Law Research Paper No. 49/2015

12 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2015  

Cheng Lim Saw

Singapore Management University - School of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This recent UK Supreme Court decision has confirmed that the “hard line” perspective to interpreting “goodwill” in the common law action for passing off remains good law in England. There are, however, subtle hints in the judgment that going forward, the court may be prepared to consider and endorse (pragmatic) exceptions or extensions to the “hard line” in appropriate cases.

Suggested Citation

Saw, Cheng Lim, Goodwill Hunting in Passing Off: England Retains the 'Hard Line' for Now: Starbucks (HK) Ltd v. British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc (2015). Singapore Academy of Law Journal, Vol. 27, pp.589-600, 2015; Singapore Management University School of Law Research Paper No. 49/2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2686954

Cheng Lim Saw (Contact Author)

Singapore Management University - School of Law ( email )

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