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UK ISPs ordered to block sites selling counterfeit goods

Monday 20 October 2014 | 09:13 CET | News
Three subsidiaries of luxury goods group Richemont have won a High Court decision requiring UK ISPs to block access to six websites based outside the UK accused of selling counterfeit goods. The case was brought by Cartier International, Richemont International and Montblanc-Simplo and will affect BT, EE, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media, reports the Financial Times. This is the first time UK ISPs have been ordered to block websites for trademark, rather than copyright infringement. It could be followed by other trademark owners in the UK and other countries. The judge found that Richemont

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Countries: United Kingdom
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