The intellectual property team at Wragge & Co has secured a High Court victory for building firm Kingspan Group in a trademark and advertising dispute against Rockwool.
Mr Justice Kitchin found that a series of Rockwool demonstrations and video recordings comparing the fire performance of Kingspan and Rockwool products were misleading, and failed to comply with the Misleading and Comparative Advertising Directive.
The judge ruled that Rockwool took unfair advantage of Kingspan’s trade marks, causing damage to its reputation.
IP partner Cerryg Jones and director Kate Swaine led the case, with support from solicitor Alice Stagg. The team worked closely with barristers Henry Carr QC and Michael Hicks.
Mr Jones said: "Getting the right result was crucial for Kingspan, as the case centred on the reputation of its products.
"Having acted on a number of high-profile trademark infringement cases we had the necessary experience to advise on the complex matter and achieve a successful result."