// Lidl has been permitted to have an injunction to stop Tesco copying its yellow and blue logo
// The news comes after Tesco lost a trademark lawsuit against the budget grocer over the logo in April
Lidl has been granted permission by London’s High Court to have an injunction to prevent Tesco from infringing its trademark.
The news comes after Tesco lost a trademark lawsuit against the budget grocer over its logo in April.
Removing all of its Clubcard loyalty scheme logos would set Tesco back nearly £8m, according to Reuters.
Lidl requested an injunction after the lawsuit, which it argued was necessary to prevent the rival store from deceiving shoppers.
However, Tesco’s lawyers claimed the injunction was unnecessary, insisting it could pay a small amount of damages instead.
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On Wednesday, Judge Joanna Smith said the German retailer could be issued an injunction, since she explained “the only certain way to put an end to the loss that Lidl is incurring by reason of the continuing use of the (Clubcard) signs is to grant a final injunction”.
The injunction will not be implemented until all appeals have been made and resolved. However, if Tesco is unsuccessful on appeal, it will need to remove all its Clubcard logos within nine weeks.
Lidl first went to court over the allegedly similar-looking logos back in 2021.
In May, it was revealed that Lidl could take a slice of Tesco’s Clubcard profits after the logo lawsuit win.