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Barbie doesn't want to be the next Gary Lineker
Aug 18, 2022
Rap Snack is facing a trade mark infringement claim over its Nicki Minaj-themed Barbie-Que crisps. Toy manufacturers, Mattel Inc. (“Mattel”), creators of the Barbie fashion doll...
China introduces exhibition IP protection guidelines
Aug 15, 2022
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently published guidelines to improve IP protection at exhibitions and trade fairs. The guidelines are accessible...
Niall Head-Rapson Features on BBC Guernsey
Aug 4, 2022
Director of McDaniels Law, Niall Head-Rapson featured on BBC Radio Guernsey on the 3rd August 2022 in relation to an intellectual property infringement. Niall has over 23 years’ ex...
Cost Increase in IP Court
Jul 19, 2022
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist court for intellectual property disputes aimed at SME businesses and McDaniels Law has historically been one of th...
EUIPO guidance on trade mark classification of NFTs
Jul 18, 2022
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has, amid an increased number of trade mark applications concerning virtual goods and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), released g...
IP in Russia Still Important to US
May 13, 2022
With the ongoing war in Ukraine making the headlines and sanctions tightening it would appear that the US still feels that IP in Russia is an important asset. On 5 May the US Tr...
Amazon hit with slam dunk copyright infringement case
May 3, 2022
Legendary basketball player Michael Jordan is the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit issued against Amazon on the basis that the online giant failed to comply with a taked...
Could GDPR hinder access to information critical to enforcing intellectual property rights?
Jun 1, 2018
This is the question being asked by intellectual property lawyers across Europe after the directive came in to force last week. You may have noticed fewer spam emails this week, af...
Lord Neuberger seeks clarity over CJEU decisions post-Brexit
Aug 10, 2017
The President of the Supreme Court Lord Neuberger has said the UK government will need to clarify how decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) should be inter...
What is the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court?
May 25, 2017
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist court operating within the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice. The court has existed in some form sinc...
Court Fees in Intellectual Property Claims
Nov 28, 2016
In March 2015, Court Fees for civil claims were significantly increased, with the stated aim of achieving financial stability for the courts; money claims valued at over £200,000 n...
Business dealings and legal jurisdiction in contract claims
Nov 21, 2016
The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that, in determining the place of performance of a contract, it is for a Claimant before the English courts to present an argument that the E...
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