Honest Commercial Practice Can Be A Defense In A Trademark Infringement Suit

A Singapore freight forwarder, Megastar Shipping won a lawsuit against various well known and famous brands namely Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Burberry and Hermes. These brands had filed a lawsuit against the said freight forwarder in Singapore High Court in March, 2013 for trans shipping fake and trademark infringing goods. These goods were inspected by Singapore Customs on duty officers during its route from China to Batan via Singapore, wherein the concerned officers found and siezed 40 foot containers, 436 cartons containing fake fashion accessories such as China-made bags, shoes, belts and other fashion accessories. During court proceedings, it was heard... Read More