On 13 April 2022, the High Court of England and Wales dismissed claims for trade mark infringement brought by easyGroup against Nuclei Ltd relating to its trade under the brand “EASY OFFICES” and http://www.easyoffices.com/, and revoked the easyGroup trade marks on grounds of non-use insofar as the easyGroup alleged that the marks had been infringed by Nuclei.
easyGroup relied on four UK and EU trade marks for the name “EASYOFFICE” in different forms. The Court concluded that Nuclei’s use of the “EASY OFFICES” signs did not infringe any of the easyGroup trade marks and that the infringement allegations made by easyGroup were therefore unjustified.
easyGroup appealed the High Court’s decision. On 27 October 2023, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal, upholding the High Court’s conclusions that Nuclei had not infringed easyGroup’s trade marks, and that the easyGroup trade marks should be revoked on grounds of non-use. A copy of the Court of Appeal’s judgment is available here.