EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has launched legal action against Netflix, claiming the streaming company has breached trademark law with its comedy series Easy.

Sir Stelios said: "I think this is a case of typically arrogant behaviour by a very large American tech company who never bothered to check what legal rights other companies have outside the US."

Guy Wilmot appears in The Independent discussing trademarks, he says: "for easyGroup to succeed, it would have to establish that using the word 'easy' in connection with the Netflix show would lead to a likelihood of confusion with the company’s registered trademarks."

Easyjet founder sues Netflix over comedy show Easy is available to read on The Independent website. 

Guy Wilmot is a partner in the corporate and commercial team and advises clients on corporate affairs, start-upsintellectual property and technology, e-commerce and IT.