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Tread Bentley when expanding your product offering

Topic: IP 08.01.2020 Read more
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Dressing down for The Consortium for Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Topic: IP 18.12.2019 Read more
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Online intermediaries: Fresh guidance from the CJEU on the scope of the E-Commerce Directive

Topic: IP 15.11.2019 Read more
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Sandoz Purple leaves Glaxo Blue

Topic: IP 12.11.2019 Read more
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Liverpool FC fail to register 'LIVERPOOL' trade mark alone

Topic: IP 28.10.2019 Read more
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Copyright in designs: G-Stars in their Eyes

Topic: IP 23.09.2019 Read more
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High Court does not "lycra" unjust Part 36 offers

Topic: IP 26.06.2019 Read more
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"Goodwill Hunting": Latest on Cybersquatting

Topic: IP

Published by Ben Mark, Partner and more.

In a recent Court of Appeal decision, it has been held that cybersquatting (ie the practice of registering well-known brand names as internet domains to later resell them at profit) does not in and of itself amount to passing off. A claimant is still required to demonstrate relevant goodwill in the name or mark relied upon. It follows that an unused mark (which, by its very nature, lacks sufficient goodwill) is incapable of supporting an action for passing off based on cybersquatting.

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

Published by Paul Joseph, Partner and more.

In the fight between two wearable sports-tech giants, PulseOn v Garmin, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that the High Court correctly applied the test for infringement of Registered Community Designs and that Garmin's sports watch did not infringe PulseOn's design.

22.02.2019 Read more