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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 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.

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Court of Appeal drives through London Taxi's hopes of enforcing protection for its shape marks

Topic: IP 13.11.2017 Read more
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TV formats are the real 'Minute Winner': High Court confirms TV formats can be protected as artistic works

Topic: IP

Published by Ciara Cullen, Partner and more.

In a recent judgment, the High Court has provided helpful clarification on a particularly grey area of IP law by confirming that TV formats can be protected by copyright as artistic works.

01.11.2017 Read more