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Conor McGregor Gears Up For The Ultimate Legal Fight
Nov 8, 2016
The Ultimate Fighting Championship ('UFC'), a violent mixed martial arts competition, is growing in popularity and no-one is more famous within the UFC than Conor McGregor. Mr McGr...
Court Ruling Demonstrates Importance of Meeting Deadlines
Nov 7, 2016
Default judgment is a procedural process whereby a claimant in a claim can apply for judgment to be entered against a Defendant, regardless of the merits of its claim, if the Defen...
Hotel Room Televisions and Rental and Licensing Rights
Oct 26, 2016
In a recent and ongoing case, Attorney General (AG) Szpunar has offered his opinion in a reference for a preliminary ruling on whether hotel rooms come within the meaning of "place...
Swatch Take A Bite Out Of Apple In Trade Mark Dispute
Sep 20, 2016
It can sometimes seem like Apple is taking over the world, with its products increasingly ubiquitous and new launches hotly anticipated. They have however experienced some negative...
Trade Mark Cancelled Due To Similarity With EU Flag
Sep 14, 2016
An interesting case has been decided in Germany recently where the European Union has been successful in obtaining the cancellation of a trade mark which it claimed infringed on th...
European Court Rules Hyperlinks Can Infringe Copyright
Sep 13, 2016
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has clarified the law around whether posting hyperlinks to infringing content online can be copyright infringement. They have rule...
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,...
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