The South African Supreme Court has found in favour SABMiller in its case against a T-shirt company. The court said yesterday that it was illegal to caricature the Carling Black Label trademark for commercial gain.

The court upheld an interdict against Laugh It Off Promotions after the company sold T-shirts emblazoned with the trademark but substituting the words "Black Label, Carling" with "Black Labour, White Guilt."

Although Laugh It Off was free to caricature the trademark non-commercially, the court ruled that it was not entitled to gain financially out of a detrimental exploitation of the trademark.