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What do you know about hyperlinking to infringing content online?

Published on 28 September 2016. By Paul Joseph, Partner

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CJEU clarifies position on linking to infringing content - here's what you need to know

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How ISP blocking orders provide a new and welcome form of redress against e-commerce counterfeiting

Published on 21 September 2016. By Ciara Cullen, Partner

Ciara Cullen, Partner in IP and Technology, tackles the topic of counterfeiting online, how it's impacting sectors such as retail and pharmaceuticals, and the new remedy available to brand owners.

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ISPs' appeal is "blocked" 

Published on 06 July 2016. By Ben Mark, Legal Director and David Cran, Partner

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In a judgment handed down today, the Court of Appeal, led by Lord Justice Kitchin, has overwhelmingly rejected the appeal by the five largest ISPs and upheld the High Court decision to grant Richemont a blocking order requiring those ISPs in the UK to prevent access to various third party websites from advertising and selling goods which infringe Richemont's trade mark rights.

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Brexit - a legal analysis: IP rights

Published on 28 June 2016. By Paul Joseph, Partner

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IP rights in the UK are all influenced and moulded to a greater or lesser degree by European law.

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House of Fraser held to account by Jack Wills

Published on 07 June 2016. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Georgia Davis, Legal Director

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Comic Enterprises remains gleeful as CofA upholds series marks

Published on 31 May 2016. By Ciara Cullen, Partner and Louise Morgan, Senior Associate

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The Court of Appeal recently ruled on an outstanding aspect of the appeal brought by Twentieth Century Fox in the "Glee" trade mark dispute.

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Move to unified European regime as trade secrets directive adopted by EU Parliament

Published on 25 April 2016. By David Cran, Partner and Louise Morgan, Senior Associate

Earlier this month, on 14 April 2016, the draft European Directive on the protection of trade secrets against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure was passed by the European Parliament (EP) at a first reading.

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Supreme Court sends Trunki packing for good

Published on 21 March 2016. By Jeremy Drew, Partner

In the latest instalment of the ongoing saga involving the Trunki case, the Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the appeal filed by Magmatic.

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Pirates and popcorn: rise of site-blocking injunctions in EU

Published on 18 March 2016. By David Cran, Partner and Ben Mark, Legal Director

Whilst obtaining blocking injunctions against internet service providers (ISPs) have become an established practice in the UK, particularly within the film and music industry, the position is less clear cut elsewhere in the EU.

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