British Gymnastics has today welcomed the delivery of the Judgment by Her Honour Judge Melissa Clarke in the High Court of Justice, which has found in its favour on all accounts, following the infringement of its UK registered trademarks.
The court ruled that defendants UK Gymnastics Limited, UK Gymnastics Affiliation Limited and Mr Christopher Adams have infringed the rights of the British Amateur Gymnastics Association on two registered trademarks and for passing off.
British Gymnastics is the National Governing Body of the sport in the UK and moved to protect its rights in order to safeguard the integrity of gymnastics, and to protect its reputation and goodwill.
Jane Allen MBE, Chief Executive, British Gymnastics said:
“We welcome the High Court decision which has found in our favour on all counts. We have taken this action to protect the future integrity of the sport, so that the gymnastics community understands that there is one National Governing Body for gymnastics, and participants all over the country can have the confidence in working with highly-trained staff, coaches and member clubs who are part of the National Governing Body membership.
The judgment supports and justifies the decision by British Gymnastics to take this action and protect our rights and position as the recognised National Governing Body of the sport. We now look forward to continuing our work with the gymnastics community to deliver more high-quality activity and inspire even more people to take part in the sport that we love.”
There will be no further comment on this matter by British Gymnastics at this time.