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RPC's IP Hub reviews and comments on recent developments in IP law and the practical implications for businesses.

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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 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
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Nvidia sweats over Hardware Labs' "threats"

Topic: IP 19.01.2017 Read more
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Court of Appeal confirms criminal offences cover the sale of "grey" goods

Topic: IP

Published by David Cran, Partner

The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) has recently confirmed that the sale of "grey" goods can be a criminal offence under the Trade Marks Act 1994 (TMA).

15.12.2016 Read more