I am in the UK and was wondering what the legal implications of this scenario was:
A competitor of mine trades under domain say "widget heaven"
However their registered company name is "special woggles limited" - (they do not trade under this name)
I bought the domain specialwoggles.co.uk & .com
I then redirected the domain to my own website.
Today I have received a letter advising me that I am "passing off" and to take away the redirect immediately
How do I stand on this? Does anyone have a similar situation.
I know that this was opportunist and a bit naughty, but the competitor was a friend, who then stole my idea and is just copying my whole business model. They are even using the same web designers that I used, the same suppliers and they began trading on the back of my name (I know this for a fact)