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Friday 17th May 2024

In Marks and Spencer PLC v Aldi Stores Limited, the Court of Appeal considered whether Aldi had infringed the registered designs of M&S gin-based liqueur bottles and reviewed the role of the “test period” allowed to designers. 

Wednesday 8th May 2024

In Thatchers Cider Company Limited v Aldi Stores Limited, the High Court assessed whether Aldi’s cider had infringed Thatcher’s trademark and amounted to passing off, while considering the scope provided to “benchmarking” in product development.