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LA Gear Inc v Hi-Tec Sports plc

[1992] FSR 121

Case summary last updated at 29/01/2020 17:42 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case LA Gear Inc v Hi-Tec Sports plc

C made a shoe. D began to sell a prototype shoe which C alleged was an infringing copy of C’s shoe. C sent letter to D enclosing a picture of C’s shoe, asking D to refrain from selling shoe. D refused and advertised its shoes for sale; C sued for secondary liability. Held:
 
·       D’s shoe was an infringing copy of C’s shoe.
·       Moreover, as D had received design drawings, was obvious D had reason to believe shoe it was selling was breach of copyright.
·       Thus D was liable for dealing in infringing copies.

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