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Textile Company Made Their Bed, Now They Have To Lie In It
Aug 30, 2016
Case Summary In the case of T&A Textiles and Hosiery Limited v (1) Hala Textile UK Limited (2) Abdul Hadi Shehezad and (3) Irfan Ahmad, T&A Textiles accused the Defendants of inf...
The Sky's the Limit
Aug 25, 2016
Skyscape Cloud Services Ltd v Sky Plc and others  EWHC 1340 (IPEC) Sky plc were formed in 1990 and merged with British Satellite Broadcasting becoming the UK's largest digit...
Court of Appeal Guidance on Damages for Misuse of Confidential Information
Aug 5, 2016
If you choose or are forced to take legal action to protect your confidential information and are successful in establishing liability against an infringing party then your case wi...
Inspection of Documents Referred to in a Witness Statement or Statement of Case
Aug 4, 2016
Background In a dispute between Blue Holdings PTE Ltd & another v National Crime Agency (NCA), Blue Holdings applied for an order for disclosure of letters of request for mutual l...
Getty Images Sued for $1Bn by Rightful Owner of Photographs
Aug 3, 2016
American documentary photographer, Carol Highsmith, is suing stock image libraries giant Getty Images and its subsidiaries Alamy and PicScout for $1bn (£760m) for demanding payment...
'It Was Them Wot Did It!' – Defence Fails in ECJ Decision Relating to Physical Sales of Counterfeit Goods
Aug 2, 2016
On 7 July 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) gave judgment in a case relating to the sale of counterfeit goods in a market in the Czech capital, Prague. In it,...
Santander shown a red card in colour trade mark dispute in Germany
Jul 28, 2016
Sparkassen Group and Banco Santander have been involved in an ongoing dispute over the use of the colour red in connection with banking services in Germany. Sparkassen applied to ...
US Navy All at Sea Over $596 Million Copyright Piracy Claim
Jul 26, 2016
A German software company is suing the US Navy for copyright infringement in a complaint centering on virtual reality software in a claim estimated to be worth a staggering $596 mi...
Can Suppliers Prevent Distributors Selling on Third Party Websites - CJEU to Decide?
Jul 25, 2016
In an age where the importance and influence of the internet on retail is continuously on the rise, retailers, particularly those of brands aiming to build a reputation of luxury, ...
McDonald's Takes a Large Bite out of Competitors' Ability to Register Trade Marks
Jul 19, 2016
Over a succession of recent cases fast-food giant McDonald's has established that is has the right to block others from registering prefixes such as 'Mac' or 'Mc' in the context of...
Sparkling Winemakers' Trade Mark Claim Loses Its Fizz
Jul 18, 2016
A recent trademark case concerning the trademark "PICCOLOMINI" (Mark) has provided guidance on the test for 'genuine use' in opposition proceedings which, in this case, was not sat...
Glaxo sees red over competitors use of the colour purple
Jul 14, 2016
Pharmaceutical company Glaxo Group Limited has failed to prevent their rival, Sandoz, from using the colour purple on an inhaler. Glaxo is the registered owner of EUTM no. 3890126...
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