If you’ve been following our newsfeed recently, you’ll know that we’ve been fighting a high profile legal battle against copyright infringement.
After successfully suing PMS International in the High Court for infringing our registered Trunki designs with the Kiddee Case, the decision was unfortunately overturned by the Court of Appeal, meaning that the company is now free to sell the copycat design. This is not only a major blow for Trunki, but it means that third parties will now be able to claim that subtle differences in surface decoration render CRD protection invalid. If the ruling is upheld, it will leave hundreds of thousands of other British designers open to copyright infringement.
Our next step is to take the legal battle to the Supreme Court and we’re urging other British designers and businesses to help join the protest on Twitter using the #ProtectYourDesign hashtag.
We’ve already received overwhelming support from our fans and now a host of leading British designers are also backing the new Protect Your Design initiative. Among our supporters are; Sir Terence Conran, who founded furniture chain Habitat; Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud; Brompton Bikes boss Will Butler-Adams; Innocent Drinks co-founder Adam Balon and fellow Dragons Den contestant Shaun Pulfre, inventor of the Tangle Teezer.
To read the full story about our legal battle and the Protect Your Design initiative, check out a statement from Rob in the Daily Telegraph. We’d really appreciate it if our followers could help back our appeal on Twitter.