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"Goodwill Hunting": Latest on Cybersquatting

Topic: IP 09.05.2019 Read more
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BMW Rides to Victory

Topic: IP 06.03.2019 Read more
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High Court on the Pulse with RCDs

Topic: IP 22.02.2019 Read more
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Big 'Mac' Surprise

Topic: IP 25.01.2019 Read more
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All that glitters is not "Gold"

Topic: IP 09.01.2019 Read more
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A battle between two warriors

Topic: IP 28.11.2018 Read more
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"Loss" in Translation

Topic: IP 31.10.2018 Read more
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CJEU proves even easy copyright cases make bad law

Topic: IP

Published by Paul Joseph, Partner and more.

Commentary on the recent CJEU decision in Renckhoff C-161/17 about the communication to the public right.

27.09.2018 Read more
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"Content is fire, Social Media is gasoline" – Court of Appeal considers the challenges for interim injunctions in the digital age

Topic: IP 17.07.2018 Read more
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Christian Louboutin's red sole walks all over the Trade Mark Directive shape exclusion

Topic: IP

Published by Rebecca Rose, Associate and more.

Christian Louboutin has been in and out of courts all over the world in the last few years over his iconic red-soled shoes. In the latest instalment of his litigation adventures, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") has given a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article 3 of Directive 2008/95/EC ("Trade Mark Directive"), which covers grounds for refusal or invalidity of signs in respect of their shape. But does this ruling really take us anywhere?

03.07.2018 Read more