Butcher Must Pay For Grocer's Atty Tab In Failed IP Suit

By Bonnie Eslinger (August 26, 2021, 6:43 PM BST) -- A London court said on Thursday that an award-winning butcher must pay £582,000 ($798,000) in legal costs to a major grocer it unsuccessfully sued for "passing off" a brand of fresh meats under a name it claimed would confuse consumers with its business.

The amount awarded by Daniel Alexander QC, sitting as a judge of the High Court, represents 90% of the costs discount supermarket chain Lidl funneled into the litigation, the court said.

The judge, however, also gave permission to Philip Warren & Son, the family butcher, which supplies its products to high-end restaurants in London, to appeal his ruling...

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