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Phones4U v Phone4u co uk

[2006] EWCA Civ 244

Case summary last updated at 02/02/2020 20:20 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Phones4U v Phone4u co uk

C, Phones4U, operated a chain of mobile phone stores and had a website, “phones4u.co.uk”. D registered a website in 1999 called “phone4u.co.uk” which offered mobile phones; in 2000 D offered to sell domain name to C for large sum of money. D’s website stated that it was unconnected with Phones4U. Held:
 
·        See notes.
·        On facts, D’s acts were actually likely to divert business from C.
Ø  Public were likely to be deceived that D’s website was that of C
Ø  D then sought to take advantage of initial deception to make money himself.
·        Thus passing off.

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