Emsibeth’s Trade Mark Opposition appeal dismissed by the General Court
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Emsibeth’s Trade Mark Opposition appeal dismissed by the General Court

A recent decision in the General Court of the European Union (Seventh Chamber) (the “General Court”) dismissed an appeal brought against the decision of the Board of Appeal by the appellant Emsibeth SpA. Background Peek & Cloppenburg KG, the proprietors of an earlier community trade mark (“CTM”) for ‘Mc Neal’ in relation to class 3:…

IPEC Small Claims – Piercing the Corporate Veil and Benefits of Use to ‘Small-time’ Creatives
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IPEC Small Claims – Piercing the Corporate Veil and Benefits of Use to ‘Small-time’ Creatives

Two directors have been held personally liable along with a dissolved limited company in respect of copyright infringement. In the recent case of IP14S01982 Webb v (1) VA Events Ltd, (2) Carl Jason Austin and (3) Dale Stanley Vicker a specialist aerial photographer convinced the court that he should be awarded six times his normal…