Menswear brand Fred Perry has settled a dispute with online retail business The Hut Group over the sale of counterfeit jumpers.

The intellectual property dispute related to the sale of jumpers bearing the words Fred Perry and the Laurel Wreath, which are both trademarks of Fred Perry, on the Hut Group’s various websites including,, and via the group’s outlets on eBay and Amazon.

The Hut Group accepted that it had infringed Fred Perry’s trademark rights by offering for sale, and selling counterfeit garments, and as part of the settlement paid damages and legal costs to Fred Perry and agreed not to sell such infringing garments in future.

In a statement Fred Perry said: “We are extremely proud of our heritage and iconic Laurel Wreath logo.

“We will not hesitate to enforce our intellectual property rights when they are infringed and we will continue to take action against the sellers and manufacturers of counterfeit versions of our garments.”

The Hut Group said: “The Hut Group has robust sourcing procedures in place across its entire brand portfolio and the Fred Perry matter is the first and only instance in nearly 10 years of trading where it has sold non-authentic product. Whilst the number of products sold was minimal the Group takes the protection of intellectual property rights very seriously and immediately worked with Fred Perry to resolve the issue.

“Luxory Outlet S.R.L, the distributor responsible for selling the non-authentic jumpers to The Hut Group, has accepted full responsibility and liability and has agreed to refund all costs incurred by The Hut Group.”