Help Trunki Fight the Fakes! #ProtectYourDesign

If you’ve been following our newsfeed recently, you’ll know that we’ve been fighting a high profile legal battle against design infringement.

Back in 2013, we won our case against PMS when the High Court ruled that the ‘Kiddee Case’ breached our design rights. Unfortunately, the decision was overturned and we’ve been forced to take the appeal to the Supreme Court. The case between Trunki’s parent company, Magmatic, and PMS International (based in Essex) will now take place on Tuesday, the 3rd of November 2015.

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This battle has been hugely draining for us, both financially and emotionally. But It’s no longer just a fight to protect Trunki. Under this ruling the rights of more than 350,000 creative British businesses would be undermined and designers left vulnerable to flagrant design infringement.

We’ve gained the support of the country’s leading business figures and trade bodies to launch a #ProtectYourDesign campaign, calling for the Supreme Court to re-examine the case and grant designers more robust protection.

We’re determined to keep fighting the scourge of rip-offs on behalf of responsible companies nationwide. Our supporters already include the likes of Sir Terence Conran, Kevin McCloud, Will Butler-Adams, Adam Balon and ACID’s Dids Macdonald. Now we’re asking our Trunki fans to join the campaign.

Help us raise awareness of the vulnerability of small businesses to design infringement and support our battle to protect our Trunki design. We’re asking people to share this story using the #ProtectYourDesign hashtag across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and any other channels you can get their hands on!

We’re hoping the top judges in the land will see sense at the Supreme Court hearing and that by carefully examining the facts, the judges will conclude that the previous reversal was wrong and would be disastrous for hundreds of thousands of small, creative British businesses.

Help us FIGHT THE FAKES!

Thanks for your support. ;-)

16 Comments

  1. I wanna pass on my support over this campaign, as I know trunki have the best kids suitcases on the market, where this fake one as come is not fare the court should see trunki have the best ones and stop the fake, I also have seen trunki film at Bristol airport and have always liked there suitcases so my support goes to you guys all the way.

  2. why would people buy the fakes is beyond me there not much cheaper the look and feel cheaply made I just don’t understand it my self good luck trunk I hope you win the case I have try kid for all my children just need to get a girly one for my baby x

  3. I hate fakes I’d rather spend the little extra money knowing that you’ve got a quality item that’s not going to break and that your child is safe

  4. All the best Rob and all at Trunki, I will be present at the Supreme Court to support ACID member Rob Law’s heroic fight for justice and clarity. Good luck

  5. Good luck tomorrow. I’m sure the entire design industry is behind you – well, those of us who don’t need to steal other folks ideas are. I hope integrity wins over greed and aggression. Ernie will be playing on his Trunki all day as a show of support!

  6. I would always rather pay the extra and have the real deal.
    Trunkies are a huge part of our lives! Each of my children have their own one, plus the accessories, and they go everywhere!

  7. Best wishes Rob and all at Trunki.
    All strength to you.
    I hope common sense and justice prevail.
    Thank you for your strength and determination and for standing up for everyone who works hard to create a quality product and spends time, energy and money developing and bringing it to market for people to enjoy. #FightTheFakes #ProtectYourDesign.
    Sara x
    Babycup Ltd
    http://www.babycup.co.uk

  8. My eldest daughter (aged 4) has a Gruffalo Trunki and loved being able to ride around on it during changes at the airport on a recent holiday. I know how damaging and draining it can be to have to fight to protect what is yours, and what you have spent many months or even years developing.
    I’ve been thinking about issues like this myself for some prototype projects I have. The thought that someone can just simply copy and make something I’ve spent so much time on developing without a second thought is gut wrenching.

    I wish you all the best in the battle and hope that true justice prevails!

    Blair Stent
    SkydiveNow
    http://www.skydivenow.co.uk

  9. Great idea for taking a little of the stress out of travelling with small children. Hope that the Supreme Court finds in favour of the original design team

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