IPKat: “Gola Kicks Globe Into Touch“:
acobson acquired the GOLA footwear brand and its associated intellectual property rights way back in 1996. Globe sold and imported footwear into the United Kingdom, including shoes known as ‘Globe Finale’, ‘Globe Wedge’ and ‘Globe Motto’. Globe’s shoes featured a stripe design on the sides known as the ‘Globe side design’ and the word ‘globe’. Jacobson sued for infringement of its UK and Community registered trade marks (above, left and right) for its ‘Wing Flash’ logo in respect of Globe’s markings on its trainers (illustrated below, right). Jacobson also alleged that Globe was passing its footwear off as its own, seeking an injunction and the destruction of the offending products. Globe counterclaimed for a declaration that Jacobson registered trade marks were invalid.