Irish theme pub given licence to appeal

Roger Pearson reports on how an upcoming judicial review could see the theme pub making even further inroads in the UK.

Harrods loses fight over name m Knightsbridge store Harrods has failed in the final round of the legal battle, reported in The Lawyer (17 December 1996), in which it sought to prevent Harrods (Buenos Aires) from trading under the famous Harrods name. Harrods failed in both its High Court and Court of Appeal bids to block the activities of the South American company and now the House of Lords has refused it leave to appeal against the earlier decisions.