SmartWater Trade Mark Revoked for Lack of Genuine Use
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SmartWater Trade Mark Revoked for Lack of Genuine Use

A recent decision by the General Court of the European Union (Seventh Chamber) (“General Court”) in Case T-250/13 Naazneen Investments Ltd v OHIM, Energy Brands Inc. intervening has revoked the Community Trademark SMARTWATER on the basis of non-use of the mark, pursuant to Article 51 (1)(a) of Council Regulation 207/2009. The provision states: “The rights…

Judges Sacked for Using Court Computers to View Pornography
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Judges Sacked for Using Court Computers to View Pornography

Three judges have been sacked after allegedly using their Court computers to watch pornographic material. A fourth judge resigned before the conclusion of the enquiry. The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) monitors judicial conduct and supports the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice in their joint responsibility for judicial discipline. Its aim is to ensure…