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Bristol Trunki businessman loses appeal

Bristol Trunki businessman loses appeal Credit: ITV News West Country

The Bristol businessman behind the Trunki children's pull-along suitcase has lost his legal bid to stop a rival firm marketing an alternative, cheaper version.

Appeal Court judges say the Kiddee case made by a Hong Kong company does not breach Rob Law's design rights. It now effectively opens up the European market to Trunki's discount competitors.

Trunki inventor celebrates two millionth suitcase

This ride-on suitcase - decorated for Gromit Unleashed - is one in two million Credit: Gromit Unleashed

A businessman from Clifton in Bristol whose invention was rejected by TV's Dragon Den is celebrating selling two million of his product.

Rob Law invented the Trunki ride-on suitcase as a way to keep children occupied in airports and it's proved a huge success.

He now turns over £7M a year and employs 30 people.



South West based company to move production from China to Devon.

The production of Trunki suitcases by South West based company Magmatic is moving from China to the UK. Company owner Rob Law is moving production to his factory in Totnes. The first British made Trunki will be for the licensed Team GB as part of the London 2012 Olympics.

Trunki Factory in China Credit: Magmatic
The production will shift to this factory in Devon Credit: Magmatic