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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 – Under Review

Published on 13 September 2018. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Amelia Cave, Associate

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Earlier this summer the Home Office announced plans to launch an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Act came into force in October 2015 and established the UK as a world leader in the fight against the crime of modern slavery.

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RPC Retail Compass: Navigating future change

Published on 04 July 2018. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate

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We are delighted to present the 2018 Summer edition of RPC Retail Compass.

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How to demonstrate your value during a crisis

Published on 21 March 2018. By Jeremy Drew, Partner

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Jeremy Drew recaps his session from the Enterprise GC Conference - How to demonstrate your value when the media lens is on your business.

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Main themes from the Enterprise GC Conference

Published on 21 March 2018. By Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate and Jon Bartley, Partner and Jeremy Drew, Partner

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Jon Bartley, Karen Hendy and Jeremy Drew discuss the main themes from the Enterprise GC Conference.

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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

Published on 22 February 2018. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Georgia Davis, Legal Director

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In a judgment highlighting the inherent risks of litigation, the High Court has dismissed a claim for actionable threats of trade mark infringement against easyGroup Ltd in respect of the use of W3 Ltd's use of "EasyRoommate", as well as dismissing easyGroup's counterclaim claiming passing off and infringement of various trade marks containing the prefix "easy".

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CMA clamps down on unfair gambling promotions

Published on 01 February 2018. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Stuart Harris, Associate

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The CMA has spoken: online gambling operators must act now to avoid falling foul of misleading terms and practices. See below for our list of dos and don’ts.

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RPC Retail Compass: navigating future change

Published on 12 January 2018. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate

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We are delighted to present the 2018 Q1 and Q2 edition of RPC Retail Compass.

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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

Published on 09 August 2017. By Georgia Davis, Legal Director and Jeremy Drew, Partner

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It is relatively rare for a case management conference ("CMC") to be of sufficient interest to be the subject of an article. However, these proceedings raised general issues of how to achieve short, cost-effective hearings where one or perhaps both parties were preparing for a much longer trial.

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Sponsors drop lying Lochte - the fallout from Rio 2016

Published on 24 August 2016. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Joshua Charalambous, Associate

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Importance of anti-embarrassment clauses highlighted by US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte being dropped by sponsors, including Speedo and Ralph Lauren.

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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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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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TerraLex Cross-Border Copyright Guide 2016

Published on 19 February 2016. By Paul Joseph, Partner and Jeremy Drew, Partner and David Cran, Partner

We are delighted to present our Cross-Border Copyright Guide 2016.

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EC's 2015 comms on copyright– appetiser to 2016's main course

Published on 09 February 2016. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Ciara Cullen, Partner

As part of its Digital Single Market Strategy the European Commission released a Communication entitled "Towards a modern, more European copyright framework" on 9 December 2015.

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Supreme caution required when applying double identity rule

Published on 17 March 2015. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Georgia Davis, Legal Director

A recent High Court decision1 not only demonstrates the difficulty for trade mark owners in enforcing descriptive trade marks (and the risk that those trade marks may be found to be invalid) but also highlights potential pitfalls where trade marks co-exist within the same market.

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Juncker's Utopia: a virtual Europe without borders

Published on 06 March 2015. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Ciara Cullen, Partner

It is 2015 and the relentless appetite for consumption of content has never been greater.

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Threats in the spotlight

Published on 27 November 2014. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Georgia Davis, Legal Director

Threats provisions remain an area of great interest and debate for many intellectual property specialists and the recent case of Cassie Creations Limited v Simon Blackmore and Mirrorkool Limited [2014] EWHC 2941 has again placed threats and their commercial application into the spotlight.

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"Fashioning" prior art – CJEU ruling on unregistered Community designs

Published on 07 August 2014. By Jeremy Drew, Partner

On reference from the Irish Supreme Court, the Court of Justice of the European (CJEU) has provided further commentary on the scope of prior art required to invalidate an unregistered Community design.

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Don't delay when requesting a stay under the Community Trade Mark Regulations

Published on 04 August 2014. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Adam Cusworth, Senior Associate

In proceedings in which the defendants have already been found liable for passing off and trade mark infringement in respect of the BETTY BOOP trade marks, the High Court has rejected the defendants' application to have the remaining copyright infringement and trade mark invalidity proceedings stayed in favour of earlier, related Italian proceedings.

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The problem with plain cigarette packaging

Published on 09 July 2014. By Jeremy Drew, Partner

This interview was first published on Lexis®PSL Commercial on 7 July 2014.

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Advocate General fashions a designer-friendly Opinion in Karen Millen v Dunnes Stores

Published on 08 May 2014. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Ciara Cullen, Partner

An Advocate General of the CJEU has recently handed down his Opinion following a referral from the Irish High Court in the case of Karen Millen v Dunnes Stores.

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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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Rolex ruling-CJEU gives good news to EU rights holders

Published on 17 February 2014. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Adam Cusworth, Senior 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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Groundless Threats: Time for Reform?

Published on 14 November 2013. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Georgia Davis, Legal Director

Current IP legislation provides for protection against groundless threats in respect of IP infringement being brought by a rights holder against a competitor.

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Trade Mark Protection: Court of Appeal says distinctiveness is not enough

Published on 15 October 2013. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Ciara Cullen, Partner

The Court of Appeal for England and Wales recently handed down its much anticipated ruling in Cadbury's long-drawn-out battle to maintain its UK trade mark registration for the colour purple.

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BSKYB on cloud 9 as court rules Microsoft's "SkyDrive" infringes its marks

Published on 31 July 2013. By Jeremy Drew, Partner

The High Court has ruled in favour of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc ("BSkyB") following a trade mark dispute with Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft") over Microsoft's "SkyDrive" online storage facility.

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Surveying the legal landscape

Published on 26 January 2013. By Jeremy Drew, Partner

The Court of Appeal has handed down its much anticipated judgment on the admissibility of survey evidence in the long running trade mark dispute between Marks & Spencer and Interflora.

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