A lawsuit between House of Fraser and Jack Wills reached the High Courts yesterday, with the two businesses battling over their avian logos.
As reported by Drapers back in November, the preppy fashion chain is seeking damages from HoF over the use of a hat-wearing pigeon logo, which it claims could “cause confusion and deceive members of the public” because of similarity to its own logo, that of a pheasant also wearing a hat.
HoF has filed a countersuit and is seeking damages and costs as well as the “invalidity” of Jack Wills’ trademark.
The judge, Mr Justice Arnold, took just a day to hear both sides and the case has concluded already, although judgement has been reserved for a later date.
That date has not yet been set.