Luxury Boot Maker's IP Trial Vs. Rival Kicked Out Of May Date

Law360, London (April 7, 2021, 10:00 PM BST) -- A judge on Wednesday postponed a May trial in an intellectual property dispute over a popular ladies riding boot to allow the Scottish company accused of infringing a British luxury brand's design to amend its defense to include evidence of similarly shaped shoes created before the boots at issue.

Recorder Amanda Michaels, sitting as a judge of the High Court's Chancery Division, said that it was regrettable she had to make her decision so close to trial, but that whatever prejudice the Fairfax & Favor claimants might suffer was outweighed by the discovery of the new evidence.

"The amended case appears...

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