Trunki scores copyright victory

BGF portfolio company Trunki has scored a significant copyright victory after the High Court ruled that Hong Kong based competitor PMS International had infringed on Trunki's designs for its ride on suitcases.

The result will mean PMS are blocked from selling their version of the case in Europe and the company will also be forced to destroy remaining stock.

"This is a real victory for the creative industries," said Trunki founder Rob Law. "People who put time and effort into innovating and creating new products should not have their ideas ripped off by lazy organisations that piggyback on pioneering work."

The full story was covered by the Sunday Times and can be read here.

In September 2012, fellow BGF portfolio company Wow! Stuff also succeeded in preventing thousands of counterfeit versions of its toys from reaching shops by targeting French and UK suppliers and enlisting legal and patent expertise.