Recently, a trademark infringement petition filed by Pharmacy2U (P2U) in the High Court’s Chancery division against National Pharmaceutical Association (NPA) was dismissed after a court ruling by the judge, Master Julia Clarck.
According to the ruling, the judge stated that it is neither necessary nor desirable to disclose contact details of independent community pharmacies sought by the plaintiff.
It should be recalled that the plaintiff previously threatened to sue the NPA for defamation, malicious falsehood and trademark infringement arising from the legal proceedings from the NPA’s December 2017 information leaflet of online pharmaceutical retailer.
The plaintiff withdrew the claims and accused the defendant of been guilty of trademark infringement for using the name ‘Pharmacy2U’ in the leaflet.
The plaintiff request that the court order NPA to supply the names and addresses of all NPA members who had received the leaflet.
The court refused the plaintiff application seeing it as a risk to NPA member’s confidentiality.