Burberry sues another counterfeit network
201707.17
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Burberry sues another counterfeit network

British brand Burberry has initiated proceedings in the US to sue a counterfeiting network. The fashion house claims that the network is intentionally manufacturing, importing and selling counterfeit Burberry goods throughout the US. Burberry owns several trade marks in the US including the ‘Burberry’ trade mark and the brand’s iconic chequered logo design on perfumes…

Copyright in a store layout
201707.06
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Copyright in a store layout

Originality is a key aspect of copyright. A recent judgment of the Douai Court of Appeals has made it clear how crucial this element is under French law, and has confirmed that copyright may subsist in a store layout. The case in question concerned the possible infringement of French copyright held by an Italian cosmetics…

A cereal trade mark saga
201707.05
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A cereal trade mark saga

Around 300 boxes of Weetabix have been impounded by customs officers in New Zealand over a trade mark dispute between the importer of the British cereal and Sanitarium, the Australian manufacturer of Weet-Bix. Sanitarium requested customs officers impound the boxes of Weetabix because the cereal infringes its rights in its cereal Weet-Bix. Lisa Wilson, co-owner…

Names of Beyoncé Twins Revealed?
201707.03
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Names of Beyoncé Twins Revealed?

Amidst the speculation that Beyoncé gave birth to her twins in June the internet has been buzzing with rumours and theories behind what the twins could potentially be called. This week however, there has been a further finding that is likely to put a stop to the strange name suggestions that have been doing the…