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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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Claimant gets its fingers 'pricked' in IPEC passing off claim

Topic: IP 16.05.2018 Read more

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 19.02.2018 Read more

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 01.11.2017 Read more
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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

Published by Georgia Davis, Legal Director and more.

The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal against a decision of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ("IPEC") that a repair company had not infringed certain BMW trade marks.

01.08.2017 Read more

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

Published by Adam Cusworth, Associate and more.

The Football Association Premier League (FAPL) recently won its application for a court order that the six main retail internet service providers block access to streaming servers until the end of the 2016/2017 Premier League Season. The application covered live streaming only – i.e. it only applies when those servers are streaming infringing content.

25.04.2017 Read more