We act for BMW in assisting them with the ongoing and serious problem of counterfeiting in the automotive industry. This often arises by third parties producing copied alloy wheels and/or using BMW's trade marks without permission. We play a key role in BMW's anti-counterfeiting operation in the UK, using the UK court system to enforce BMW's IP rights and remove counterfeits from the market.
We recently acted in a case brought on behalf of BMW in the High Court, against Madhouse Tyres who were selling counterfeit alloy wheels. We applied for summary judgment and through that process obtained an Order giving BMW significant benefits including permanent injunctions and provision of information.