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A battle between two warriors

Published on 28 November 2018. By Ben Mark, Legal Director and Holly Pownall, Associate

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The IPEC has recently considered the protection afforded to trade marks with an average level of distinctiveness.

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CJEU asks whether 'Glen' triggers an image of 'Scotch Whisky' in geographical indications case

Published on 20 June 2018. By Holly Pownall, Associate and Ciara Cullen, Partner

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled on the interpretation of Article 16(a) to (c) of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 on the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks.

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Court of Appeal drives through London Taxi's hopes of enforcing protection for its shape marks

Published on 13 November 2017. By Ben Mark, Legal Director and Holly Pownall, Associate

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The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against a High Court decision that 3D trade marks for models of London black taxis were invalid for lack of distinctive character.1

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The role of executive pay in promoting responsible business

Published on 24 March 2017. By Holly Pownall, Associate

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Executive pay is a thorny issue. Well-structured remuneration packages can help to ensure that companies are run responsibly for the benefit of shareholders, employees, customers, and wider society. However, when improperly designed, executive pay packages can encourage short-term and risky behaviour which dents public confidence in business.

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How would a Brexit affect the property market in the UK?

Published on 15 June 2016. By Holly Pownall, Associate

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Industry participants have forecast a slowdown in residential and commercial property markets in the lead up to polling day on 23 June.

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