Sweetener Case Is Not So Splenda For Dunkin Donuts
201611.14
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Sweetener Case Is Not So Splenda For Dunkin Donuts

Two famous brands could be set to become embroiled in a lengthy legal dispute in the USA with the news that Heartland Consumer Products who make the ‘Splenda’ sweetener is suing Dunkin’ Brands Inc, the company behind the Dunkin Donuts. The dispute centres around a sweetener launched by Dunkin’ Brands which Heartland allege is misleading…

The Rubik’s Cube Solved
201611.11
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The Rubik’s Cube Solved

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that the shape of the multi coloured three – dimensional Rubik’s Cube cannot be protected by trademark, but could be protected by patent. The ECJ’s decision is in line with Advocate General (AG) Szpunar’s opinion from June 2016 in which the AG decided that the 3D shape…

E-lending: one book one user
201611.10
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E-lending: one book one user

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today held in Vereniging Openbare Bibliotheken v Stichting Leenrecht that libraries should be allowed to lend out digital copies of the books which they hold, e-books, according to the principle of ‘one copy one user’ under the Rental and Lending Rights Directive. This is in…