‘Assignment in gross, or not? What happened to the goodwill?’

“Trademark assignments and the transfer of the goodwill seem, well, oh-so dull, until they are not. Kat friend Ian Gill reports on a recent cautionary tale from the UK. Scott Hallsworth is a renowned Australian chef who created and opened a chain of London-based restaurants in 2013 under the mark KUROBUTA. The business floundered and administrators were appointed in April 2017, which eventually resulted in the assignment of the goodwill in the business being assigned to Kurobuta Ltd, which had no connection with Hallsworth …” (more)

[The IPKat, 26 February]

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