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Assos continues on it's Bike - Permission to Appeal to the Supreme Court Refused
Apr 30, 2015
We previously reported on the Court of Appeal decision in Roger Maier and Assos of Switzerland SA v ASOS plc and ASOS.com Limited at  EWCA Civ 220 - see "Assos told to get on...
Community Trade Marks and 'Genuine Use'
Apr 27, 2015
The General Court has recently decided on a dispute involving the interpretation of the principles of 'genuine use' of Community trade marks ("CTM"). The Court's decision can be fo...
Disney's Motion to Dismiss Copyright Infringement Claim is 'Frozen'!
Apr 20, 2015
A United States District Judge has refused to strike out a claim of copyright infringement directed at the trailer of the Disney/Pixar hit, Frozen. Frozen is now the largest gross...
Illegal Downloads and Film Piracy - Dallas Buyers (or rather not to buy) Club
Apr 15, 2015
All too often film viewers avoid paying for films and download what they want to watch, when they want to watch it, in contravention of the law. A recent landmark Australian decis...
Emsibeth's Trade Mark Opposition appeal dismissed by the General Court
Apr 14, 2015
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 ...
IPEC Small Claims - Piercing the Corporate Veil and Benefits of Use to 'Small-time' Creatives
Apr 8, 2015
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 L...
Assos told to get on its bike by the Court of Appeal
Apr 7, 2015
The Court of Appeal recently handed down a decision in the matter between Roger Maier and Assos of Switzerland SA v ASOS plc and ASOS.com Limited at  EWCA Civ 220 in which it...
EU General Court - No likelihood of confusion between FSA-K-FORCE and FORCE-X
Apr 2, 2015
An action was brought against the second board of appeal of OHIM and their decision to invalidate the mark FSA-K-FORCE. Background FSA Srl successfully registered the mark FSA K-...
IP Litigation in Europe - Action Before Courts and Rights-Granting Offices
Apr 1, 2015
Which court or body a person chooses to bring a claim in can have a serious impact on the way the claim is managed, how much it might cost and the remedy/outcome. This article con...
Scramble and Scrabble: The Court of Appeal's Judgment
Mar 31, 2015
The value of the word 'Appeal' may not be worthy of boast in a game of Scrabble, however, the Court of Appeal recently played a game changing move in the judgment between JW Spear ...
Google Loses Appeal Against Decision to Allow Consumers the Right to Sue Over Misuse of Privacy Settings
Mar 30, 2015
Google has lost its appeal to have an earlier High Court ruling set aside. A group of internet privacy activists previously alleged that Google had violated privacy settings and ha...
Unilever succeed in Opposition of Trade Mark
Mar 27, 2015
The recent case of Iron & Smith Kft v Unilever NV (C-125/14) sought confirmation of whether it was correct in the first instance to allow an earlier Community Trade Mark holder to ...
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