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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 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 03.07.2018 Read more
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"Good faith" clause rehabilitates failing breach of confidence claim Health and Case Management Ltd v Physiotherapy Network Ltd [2018] EWCH 869 (QB)

Topic: IP 26.06.2018 Read more
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CJEU asks whether 'Glen' triggers an image of 'Scotch Whisky' in geographical indications case

Topic: IP

Published by Holly Pownall, Associate and more.

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled on the interpretation of Article 16(a) to (c) of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 on the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks.

20.06.2018 Read more
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New trade secrets law to drive breach of confidence claims

Topic: IP 11.06.2018 Read more
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Claimant gets its fingers 'pricked' in IPEC passing off claim

Topic: IP

Published by Rebecca Rose, Associate and more.

What's the difference between a tattoo and a cactus? This isn't the start of a bad joke, but a serious question that was considered in front of Her Honour Judge Clarke in a recent passing off case in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. It turns out that – unsurprisingly – the differences between a tattoo and a cactus are so great that the Claimant's claim for passing off failed.

16.05.2018 Read more