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MONOPOLY - Hasbro fails to pass go in long-running trade mark dispute

Topic: IP 13.05.2021 Read more
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'Brake-ing' news: public interest defence is available in breach of confidence and privacy claims, even where the information concerned has been unlawfully obtained

Topic: IP 27.04.2021 Read more
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Stay on top of Intellectual Property

Topic: IP 20.04.2021 Read more
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Court of Appeal upholds copyright infringement decision against digital radio aggregator

Topic: IP 12.04.2021 Read more
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Need for reasonable enquiries upon receipt of potentially confidential information

Topic: IP 24.03.2021 Read more
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Oh (no) Polly – clothing brand infringed the design rights of a direct competitor the High Court finds

Topic: IP 17.03.2021 Read more
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Amazon in the clear as it fails to hit the target

Topic: IP 10.02.2021 Read more
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Hold your horses: Raceday data dispute likely to head to Supreme Court

Topic: IP

Published by David Cran, Head of IP and Tech and more.

In a dispute, between suppliers of live betting and raceday data from racecourses, the Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether a duty of confidence could be applied to live sports data between its creation and broadcast when that information was available in real time. We look at the Court's decision, and the reasons for it, in more detail below.

06.01.2021 Read more
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Brexit – a guide to protecting your rights from 1 January 2021

Topic: IP 15.12.2020 Read more
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Ferrari slams the breaks on trade mark revocation as the CJEU hands down a significant ruling on luxury goods and 'genuine use'

Topic: IP

Published by Alessandro Cerri, Associate and more.

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) recently ruled that the use of an EU trade mark for sales of second-hand goods or spare parts can constitute 'genuine use' for the purposes of European trade mark law. The CJEU also found that where a mark is registered for a broad category of goods (in this case, "vehicles and their parts"), its use in respect of high-priced luxury sports cars and their spare parts only constitutes 'genuine use' for the entire category. The decision will be welcomed by luxury brand owners, in particular, those seeking to protect legacy or discontinued product lines.

09.12.2020 Read more