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Catch the pigeon - Jack Wills clips House of Fraser's wings in trade mark dispute

Published on 04 March 2014. By Jeremy Drew, Partner

Well-known retail brand Jack Wills has successfully relied on its community trade mark of a pheasant (below and left) in infringement proceedings against House of Fraser's use of a pigeon logo (below and right).

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'Total' win for FAGE in Greek yoghurt appeal

20 February 2014

The Court of Appeal has recently handed down judgment in one of only two recent cases concerning a claim for extended passing off.

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Rolex ruling-CJEU gives good news to EU rights holders

Published on 17 February 2014. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Adam Cusworth, Associate

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL IP & IT on 13 February 2014 and is in a Q&A format with Kate Beaumont.

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CJEU rules that linking and framing is not copyright infringement

Published on 13 February 2014. By Paul Joseph, Partner

The CJEU handed down an important decision this morning on online copyright infringement.

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No loss of confidence – establishing causation in confidential information claims

Published on 10 February 2014. By David Cran, Partner and Louise Morgan, Senior Associate

Richmond Pharmacology Ltd v Chester Overseas Ltd, Milton Levine and Larry Levine [2014] EWHC 2692 (Ch)

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New Customs Enforcement Regulation

Published on 20 January 2014. By David Cran, Partner

With effect from 1 January 2014, the new Customs Enforcement Regulation 608/2013 (Regulation) gives customs authorities extended powers to detain counterfeit or pirated goods at the borders of the European Union.

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Breaking the (supply) chain

Published on 10 January 2014. By Paul Joseph, Partner and Henry Priestley, Senior Associate

Determining the source of infringing goods put on the market is often a priority for trade mark owners seeking to prevent sales of infringing products.

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You've been framed - High Court issues ISP blocking order

Published on 07 January 2014. By Paul Joseph, Partner and Adam Cusworth, Associate

The UK High Court has once again shown its support for copyright holders, granting six major film companies blocking orders under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 against the UK's six main internet service providers ...

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Harmonisation of EU copyright: the Commission consults

Published on 07 January 2014. By Paul Joseph, Partner and Henry Priestley, Senior Associate

The European Commission (the "Commission") is set to complete its review of copyright law in the EU by spring 2014.

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Trade secrets: proposed European harmonization – an update

Published on 11 December 2013. By David Cran, Partner

Following a study on trade secrets and confidential information in the internal market ...

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