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RPC's IP Hub reviews and comments on recent developments in IP law and the practical implications for businesses.

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Sky judge kicks bad faith questions to the ECJ

Topic: IP 19.02.2018 Read more

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

Topic: IP 13.11.2017 Read more
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TV formats are the real 'Minute Winner': High Court confirms TV formats can be protected as artistic works

Topic: IP 01.11.2017 Read more

Getting to the heart of database right and copyright

Topic: IP 03.10.2017 Read more
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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

Topic: IP 09.08.2017 Read more
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Spare parts and intellectual property: the distinction between "informative use" and "misleading use"

Topic: IP 01.08.2017 Read more
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Flagging the risk of a new type of trade mark infringement

Topic: IP 10.07.2017 Read more
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UK Court grants first 'live' blocking order against streaming servers

Topic: IP

Published by Adam Cusworth, Associate and more.

The Football Association Premier League (FAPL) recently won its application for a court order that the six main retail internet service providers block access to streaming servers until the end of the 2016/2017 Premier League Season. The application covered live streaming only – i.e. it only applies when those servers are streaming infringing content.

25.04.2017 Read more

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

Topic: IP 27.02.2017 Read more
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A punishment to fit the crime – CJEU allows punitive damages in IP infringement cases

Topic: IP

Published by Ben Mark, Legal Director and more.

In a recent decision, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruled that the EU Enforcement Directive does not preclude the legal provision of punitive damages in infringement cases in EU Member States.

22.02.2017 Read more