Ratio DecidendiRatio Decidendi



COSCHARIS GH LTD
V.
SADINA GH LTD

(2016) JELR 107828 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. GJ 59/2015 ·  22 Jun 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
SOPHIA ROSETTA BERNASKO ESSAH (MRS.)

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
defendant
tapes
defendants
court
aspro masking tapes
exhibit b
abro masking tapes
name aspro
plaintiff’s abro
punitive damages
trade mark
use of the label
alternative source
boxes of the aspro masking tapes
boxes of the defendant
civil procedure rules
defendant’s conduct
defendant’s shop
defendants shop
distributors of abro products
exparte application
functions of trademarks
general damages
ghana police service of the defendant
infringement of intellectual property rights
infringement of the foregoing injunction
infringement of the plaintiff
instant action
intellectual property patents
interim orders
legal principle
order of injunction
plaintiff’s damages
plaintiff’s officer
plaintiff’s registered company logo
proof of actual damage
reason of the infringement award
rights
sales volume
sales volume of the masking tapes
spreadsheet of an analysis of sales trend
strenuous investigations
unlawful infringement of the plaintiff

JUDGMENT

 ESSAH (MRS.), J.

Plaintiff herein a company engaged in the importation and distribution of various  products in Ghana commenced the instant action against the Defendants claiming  the following reliefs 

1. General Damages for infringement of the Plaintiff’s trade mark 2. Punitive damages for passing off masking tapes not of the Plaintiff as that of  the Plaintiff by the use of the label and name ASPRO as well as Plaintiff’s  logo and the similarity in packaging.  

3. An order of injunction to restrain the Defendant from passing off the  ASPRO masking tapes as the Plaintiff’s ABRO masking tapes 

4. An order for the delivery up and destruction of all the ASPRO tapes the  packaging and material used by the Defendant the use of which would be an  infringement of the foregoing injunction. 

Plaintiff alleges that they are sole agents, importers, distributors of ABRO products  manufactured by ABRO INDUSTRIES INC (US) and that they are the registered trade mark holders of the ABRO class…

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