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Intellectual property: Beware of the known unknowns

19 June 2015

Intellectual property: Beware of the known unknowns

It is important to consider all possible future scenarios in settlement agreements

An invention aimed at increasing the comfort of bras by fusing the wire ends with a yarn – which when heated, bonds to the rest of the fabric – has been the cause of a legal fight between Stretchline International and Hennes & Mauritz (H&M).

In the comfort zone

Following earlier proceedings in the UK and the US, the parties settled their differences in a settlement agreement. The agreement intended to bring finality to disputes between the parties on a global basis. An important provision...

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