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The Reform Agenda In 2018
Further progress in the controversial copyright proposals forming part of the EU Digital Single Market project, including the proposed related right ...
UK
17 Apr 2018
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Digital Economy Act 2017: Key IP Provisions
The Digital Economy Act 2017 contains a number of important provisions relating to IP. In particular, the Act ...
UK
17 Apr 2018
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Navigating The New Groundless Threats Regime
The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 came into force on 1 October 2017. Whilst the revisions are ‘evolutionary,' rather than ‘revolutionary' ...
UK
17 Apr 2018
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EU IP Protection And Enforcement: Commission Proposes Improvements
As part of its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission has published a series of papers setting out its commitment to protection of intellectual property rights ...
UK
17 Apr 2018
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Multiple Drinks Can Community Design Registration Held Invalid
IP protection for food and drinks packaging is a significant asset and prevents others from copying valuable designs.
UK
17 Apr 2018
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Show's Over For Cable-Retransmission?
The decision of the CJEU in ITV v TVCatchup finally brought to an end a long-running complex dispute relating to the TVCatchup service, which has seen its fair share of twists and turns and cliff hangers.
UK
17 Apr 2018
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Planning Permission – Check For Copyright In Architects' Drawings
A High Court case (Signature Realty v Fortis Developments) was a timely reminder for property developers to ensure they have the right to use architects' drawings relating to their developments.
UK
17 Apr 2018
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Court Grants First ‘Live' Blocking Order Against Streaming Servers
The Football Association Premier League (FAPL) won a landmark ruling in its ongoing battle to tackle illegal streaming of Premier League fixtures.
UK
17 Apr 2018
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XKING Crossed Out By European Court Of Justice
In a case which raises a number of issues for those looking to clear marks, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has upheld a finding of a likelihood of confusion ...
UK
16 Apr 2018
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The Pirate Bay And ‘Communication To The Public'
The CJEU also adopted a broad and flexible interpretation of ‘communication to the public' in Stichting Brein v Ziggo, a case concerning the infamous file-sharing website The Pirate Bay.
European Union
16 Apr 2018
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Merck V Merck: Global Website Targeted UK Consumers
The Court of Appeal also considered the question of targeting in Merck KgaA (Merck Global) v Merck Sharp & Dohme (Merck US) ...
UK
16 Apr 2018
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No Trade Mark Infringement For Use Of A Domain Name In Conjunction With Adverts
In Argos Ltd v Argos Systems, the Court decided that Delaware company Argos Systems' use of ARGOS in its domain name in conjunction with the display of advertisements ...
UK
16 Apr 2018
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Trade Mark Infringement For Using Claimant's Amazon Listings
The Courts continue to deal with new issues presented by technology, and different methods of selling and marketing goods and services.
UK
16 Apr 2018
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Pizza Mark Invalid On The Basis Of Earlier Use In A Particular Locality
The Court of Appeal has upheld a finding of invalidity in relation to the trade mark CASPIAN in a dispute between the operators of a Birmingham chain of restaurants ...
UK
16 Apr 2018
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Distinctive To The Maxx
Whilst it was based on consistent reasoning, this General Court decision was noteworthy because the Opponent found it easy to establish rights ...
European Union
16 Apr 2018
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Mark Referring To Name Of Macedonian Village Not Invalid As Geographical Descriptor
Marks which designate a geographical origin cannot be registered if the geographical name is known to the relevant class of people as the designation of a place, and if it suggests ...
UK
16 Apr 2018
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Flynn Prevents Parallel Imports Of Third Party Products Bearing Its Brand
In a rare parallel import case, the Court of Appeal decided that a trade mark owner could prevent parallel imports of pharmaceutical products sold under its trade mark ...
UK
13 Apr 2018
18
EUTMs: Unitary Nature And Co-Existence
An EU trade mark is a unitary right, providing the proprietor with the same exclusive rights throughout the EU.
UK
13 Apr 2018
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Unauthorised Garage Infringed BMW Trade Marks
Brand owners faced with the all too common problem of independent businesses using their marks in a way which suggests a commercial connection or affiliation welcomed a Court of Appeal ...
UK
13 Apr 2018
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Sales Of "Grey" Goods Can Be A Criminal Offence
Criminal trade mark offences can apply not only to the distribution and sale of counterfeit goods but also to ‘grey' goods, under the Supreme Court's ruling ...
UK
13 Apr 2018
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