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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 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
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High Court does not accommodate "Easy" trade mark and passing off claims W3 Ltd v easyGroup Ltd and another [2018] EWHC 7(Ch) 12 January 2018

Topic: IP 22.02.2018 Read more
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Sky judge kicks bad faith questions to the ECJ

Topic: IP

Published by Paul Joseph, Partner and more.

In a significant decision in Sky v Skykick [2018] EWHC 155, Mr Justice Arnold has referred a number of questions to the CJEU on bad faith and the clarity and precision of trade mark specifications. The CJEU's response may have significant implications for trade mark owners – particularly those holding very broad registrations.

19.02.2018 Read more