Easy Peasy

The IPKat thanks his friend Jim Davies for drawing his attention to the report in The Register of the abandonment by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou of his action against Karl Kahn. The dispute arose after Stelios claimed that Kahn's EasyPizza.co.uk domain infringed the rights of EasyGroup (including EasyJet and other "easy" enterprises, including EasyPizza.com) in the prefix "easy".

Kahn, who had been trading since 1997 and registered his domain name in 1999, has apparently persuaded EasyGroup to sign a consent order covering his costs, estimated at £135,000, and agreeing not to interfere with his business or bring any further court action without the approval of the court.

The IPKat believes that many other actions brought by the easyGroup against users of the "easy" prefix are still extant. Merpel says, I wonder how long it will take for the word "easy" to gain such a large degree of secondary meaning through use by easyGroup companies that it won't even mean "the opposite of hard" any more.

Make an easy pizza here
Make a difficult pizza here
What Karl Kahn's solicitors said about the settlement here

Instructions for use

Did you know - footballers have to be taught how to wear their shirts properly when they score their goals. Otherwise brand-conscious sponsors get upset. The picture below came via the IPKat's Polish friend Tomasz Rychlicki, who has far better things to do than watch the football.

This picture originates from Arne Völker, whose weblog i.ch-b.in - Jedes T-Shirt hat seine Geschichte, here, hosts it. Thanks, Arne, and good luck!
EASY PEASY; INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE EASY PEASY; INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE Reviewed by Jeremy on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Rating: 5

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