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Intellectual property


UK trademark ruling could see more branded criminals

UK trademark ruling could see more branded criminals

A Supreme Court decision flags ambiguities on the law around the ‘grey’ goods market, says Paul Harris. Read more

Contempt: The perils of legal discovery

Contempt: The perils of legal discovery

A recent action for trademarks and competition illustrates the risks around contempt proceedings and proper use of disclosure. Read more

Seal of approval

Seal of approval

English courts are trusted to decide licensing claims of overseas litigants. Read more

Dog’s breakfast

Dog’s breakfast

Allowing a pet food business to use the same name as a restaurant would damage the latter’s brand. Read more

Losing bet

Losing bet

Racing channel falls at first fence. Read more

Patently unfair

Patently unfair

A numerical patent claim where the numbers don’t add up. Read more

Recovering copyright

Recovering copyright

All too often the agreements are sought to be overturned because they are no longer convenient for one party. Read more

Not so super ‘superfood’

Not so super ‘superfood’

The regulations relating to food nutrition and health claims are complex and strictly enforced. Read more

Divided Europe

Divided Europe

The Combit/Commit decision has opened a gulf between English speaking and non-English speaking parts of the EU. Read more

Consumer confusion

Consumer confusion

Declarations may not be granted where the scope of a name is too broad. Read more

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