Retail giant Courts loses 'big box' trademark fight

High Court dismisses its appeal to remove trademark, which was registered in 2005 by Big Box mall operator

Big Box, an eight-storey mall in Jurong East, opened in December 2014. Its operator - Big Box Corp - and Courts were among businesses that took part in the warehouse retail scheme initiated by the Economic Development Board in 2004.
Big Box, an eight-storey mall in Jurong East, opened in December 2014. Its operator - Big Box Corp - and Courts were among businesses that took part in the warehouse retail scheme initiated by the Economic Development Board in 2004.ST FILE PHOTO

Furniture and electronics giant Courts has lost its legal fight to prevent a warehouse retail mall in Jurong from using the words "big box" as a trademark.

In a written judgment released on Thursday, the High Court dismissed an appeal by Courts to remove the trademark, which was registered in 2005 by the operator of the eight-storey Big Box mall.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2018, with the headline 'Retail giant Courts loses 'big box' trademark fight'. Print Edition | Subscribe