Bill Cosby Wins Defamation Case
201601.28
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Bill Cosby Wins Defamation Case

Bill Cosby has won a case against a woman who sued him for defaming her after he denied allegations of sexual assault. It has been widely reported that Mr Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by almost 60 women. At the end of 2015, prosecutors in Pennsylvania charged the comedian with an alleged sexual…

“Taxi” For The London Taxi Company in Trademark Dispute
201601.25
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“Taxi” For The London Taxi Company in Trademark Dispute

In The London Taxi Corporation (t/a The London Taxi Company) v Frazer-Nash Ltd & Another, Mr Justice Arnold has ruled that one of London’s most iconic vehicles, the black cab, is not unique after all, concluding that they are “devoid of inherent distinctive character”. The High Court rejected The London Taxi Company’s (“LTC”) passing off…

CTM Oppositions and Descriptive Words
201601.20
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CTM Oppositions and Descriptive Words

Background On 16 August 2010, Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC, now Intercontinental Great Brands LLC (“Kraft”), filed an application for registration of a Community Trade Mark (“CTM”) at OHIM. The mark it sought registration of was the word mark ‘TRIDENT PURE’. On 22 December 2010, Perfetti Van Melle Benelux BV (“PVMB”), filed a notice of…

Counting the Cost of Counterfeiting in Cheetham Hill, Manchester
201601.19
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Counting the Cost of Counterfeiting in Cheetham Hill, Manchester

In a report published today the impact of counterfeiting and the sale of black market goods in Manchester is laid bare. In a statement by the Minister for Intellectual Property, Baroness Neville-Ross, the Government said that it is committed to protecting the public from the insidious threat posed by organised crime, and is fighting against…