In a ruling of significance to all internet advertisers, the Interflora flower delivery network has achieved a qualified victory in a trade mark infringement claim against Marks and Spencer Plc. (M&S) in respect of the latter’s purchase of the right to use the ‘Interflora’ name as a key word on internet search engine, Google.
In circumstances where a tenant of commercial property paid a full quarter’s rent notwithstanding that the lease was terminated pursuant to a break clause midway through that quarter, the tenant was entitled to reimbursement of rent in respect of the period when it was no longer in occupation of the premises.
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