Almost every retailer has occasional clashes with other retailers or suppliers over brand and design infringements. The key elements of liability are relatively well known but the law and practice of assessing damages in intellectual property disputes is much less frequently understood. A number of recent decisions, such as OOO Abbot v Design & Display and Jack Wills v House of Fraser, have provided very helpful guidance on damages. A good grasp of this subject will enable retailers, when claimant, to know how to maximise recovery and, when defendant, how to minimise payment.

In this module we will examine the cases and give practical advice on how to best present your position when arguing about damages.

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