Boxing Brand’s fisticuffs with Sportswear Giant led to Injunction

A Claimant has won its battle to use the word ‘Queensberry’ against four other Defendants in a High Court case, the Judge having concluded that if an injunction were not granted, the risk would have been greater for the Claimant than the Defendant, particularly as the Claimant had already undertaken not to market its own Queensberry clothing line pending trial.  It had also been apparent that the Defendants had been less than transparent about their plans to market their new Queensberry sportswear as they had knowingly taken the risk of being injuncted which weighed in favour of granting the Claimant’s application. 

Boxing Brands Ltd v Sports Direct International Plc and others [2012] EWHC 3588 (Ch), 10 December 2012