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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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Trade mark infringement: Amazon inadvertently hits its target

Topic: IP 07.06.2022 Read more
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Wonder Woman v Wonder Mum

Topic: IP 12.04.2022 Read more
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Gin-uine use? The UKIPO concludes yes, despite limited evidence and variances between the trade mark as registered and as used

Topic: IP 29.03.2022 Read more
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Game over for hyperlinking sites, following Nintendo's recent blocking order success

Topic: IP 08.02.2022 Read more
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McDonald's battles to protect its 'Mc'-family

Topic: IP 06.01.2022 Read more
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Counterfeiters beware: It all ends in tiers…

Topic: IP 01.12.2021 Read more
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Sega’s battle against Man Utd in Football Manager trade mark case ends in settlement

Topic: IP 25.11.2021 Read more
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Clutching at draws - whose moral rights are they anyway?

Topic: IP

Published by Ben Mark, Partner and more.

In what amounts to a really bad day at the office for architecture practice, Richard Reid Associates (RRA), the High Court recently refused its applications to: (1) add additional defendants to ongoing proceedings; and (2) amend its pleadings to include additional moral rights infringement and breach of contract claims. To make matters even worse, the original defendant, property developer LME, also succeeded in striking out parts of RRA's original claim. We look at the procedural lessons that can be learnt from the judgment below.

23.11.2021 Read more
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Eurovision contestant and Rudimental come out on pop in copyright dispute

Topic: IP 19.08.2021 Read more
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British Gymnastics sticks landing on appeal, but wobbles on injunction

Topic: IP

Published by Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and more.

Last year, we reported that the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) had found in favour of national governing body (NGB) British Amateur Gymnastics Association (British Gymnastics), following its trade mark infringement and passing off claims against UK Gymnastics Ltd (UKG). You can read our detailed analysis of the case, which concerned use of word and device marks for 'UK GYMNASTICS', here.

13.08.2021 Read more