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Court of Appeal drives through London Taxi's hopes of enforcing protection for its shape marks

Topic: IP 13.11.2017 Read more
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TV formats are the real 'Minute Winner': High Court confirms TV formats can be protected as artistic works

Topic: IP 01.11.2017 Read more
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Getting to the heart of database right and copyright

Topic: IP 03.10.2017 Read more
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Avoid getting in a spin: Lessons for managing future Registered Designs cases - Spin Master Limited v PMS International Group [2017] EWHC 1477

Topic: IP 09.08.2017 Read more
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Spare parts and intellectual property: the distinction between "informative use" and "misleading use"

Topic: IP 01.08.2017 Read more
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Flagging the risk of a new type of trade mark infringement

Topic: IP 10.07.2017 Read more
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UK Court grants first 'live' blocking order against streaming servers

Topic: IP 25.04.2017 Read more
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Court of Appeal rejects claim for misuse of confidential information in TV format

Topic: IP

Published by Rebecca Rose, Associate and more.

The Court of Appeal has confirmed a decision that confidential information was not misused by a large telecommunications organisation when it developed a television programme format with multiple similarities to one pitched to (and rejected by) it by individuals from the music industry a year previously.

27.02.2017 Read more
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A punishment to fit the crime – CJEU allows punitive damages in IP infringement cases

Topic: IP 22.02.2017 Read more
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The Survey Says! EU General Court decides on requirements for evidence on distinctive character

Topic: IP

Published by Henry Priestley, Senior Associate and more.

A decision by the General Court highlights the requirement for comprehensive evidence of genuine use when seeking to prove acquired distinctiveness in relation to 3D marks in the EU.

03.02.2017 Read more