Swatch V. Samsung Offers IP Warning To Platform Operators

By Alex Borthwick and William Hillson (July 28, 2022, 3:06 PM BST) -- In recent years, internet platforms, broadly defined as services on which third-party users or vendors can display or sell their own content, have come under increasing public and legislative scrutiny for their alleged facilitation of the spread of illegal material.

In comparison, the role of such platforms in facilitating trademark infringement might seem to be a side-issue — but it nonetheless raises significant legal risks for the operators of such platforms, as Samsung recently found out to its cost in Montres Breguet SA and Ors v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. at the High Court of England and Wales,[1] in which it...

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