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Flagging the risk of a new type of trade mark infringement

Published on 10 July 2017. By Rebecca Rose, Associate and Paul Joseph, Partner

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The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has recently ruled that linking an own brand product listing on Amazon to a competitor's branded listing for the same product amounts to trade mark infringement (and passing off) in a dispute over flagpoles.

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Court of Appeal rejects claim for misuse of confidential information in TV format

Published on 27 February 2017. By Rebecca Rose, Associate and Paul Joseph, Partner

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The Court of Appeal has confirmed a decision that confidential information was not misused by a large telecommunications organisation when it developed a television programme format with multiple similarities to one pitched to (and rejected by) it by individuals from the music industry a year previously.

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The future of shape marks

Published on 26 October 2015. By Paul Joseph, Partner and Rebecca Rose, Associate

'What do you see?' This is a question most often associated with crystal balls, but it will now be asked by thousands of brand owners across the EU member states, whatever the shape of the goods they produce.

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Out with the new, in with the old?

Published on 16 June 2015. By Rebecca Rose, Associate

'The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – that you'd thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you've never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it's as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.' Alan Bennett, The History Boys

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Who's paying (and voting) for Employment Tribunal fees?

Published on 01 May 2015. By Rebecca Rose, Associate

It's about politics. So, what three-word issue links the UK's relationship with the EU, public service funding, gender equality and immigration?

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Get your 'om' back

Published on 28 April 2015. By Rebecca Rose, Associate

You may have read Sarah Carmichael's 2014 article 'Are you sitting comfortably' on the dangers of having a predominantly sit-down job. For those of you who didn't instantly hand in your notice and take up a job landscape gardening, there is good news: yoga.

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How to succeed in business without losing your mind

Published on 29 May 2014. By Rebecca Rose, Associate

We have all been there. We have all felt that thud of dread when an email from that person drops into our inbox.

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The end of 'blue-sky thinking'?

Published on 02 December 2013. By Rebecca Rose, Associate

'If we use language the rest of the world doesn't understand, we diminish [our] reputation.'

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