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Dyson Look To Clean Up
Nov 16, 2017
The leading manufacturer of household appliances, Dyson, is bringing a legal claim against their former chief executive Max Conze for an alleged series of breaches, after he steppe...
CMA 'pings' fine out to golf retailer
Aug 29, 2017
American golf equipment retailer PING has caused controversy by stopping two UK retailers from selling some of its products online. The products in question are golf clubs and PIN...
Atari and KitKat to break it down in court
Aug 18, 2017
Atari has issued proceedings in the US against Nestlé relating to intellectual property in one of its historic games. The claim relates to Atari's game "Breakout", a famous comput...
Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation
May 4, 2017
From 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect thereby replacing the Data Protection Directive 1995. The main goal of the GDPR is to harmoniz...
UK chip designer ditched by Apple may consider legal action
Apr 4, 2017
Possibly the most well-known technology company in the world, Apple, plans to discontinue the use of its current graphics technology supplier, Imagination Technologies (Imagination...
Counterfeit Spirits and Wine - Better have a Stiff Drink!
Aug 1, 2016
The health risk of counterfeit alcohol is something many people will be aware of, indeed we have reported on it in the past - see article entitled "Fraud and Counterfeiting in the ...
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, ...
Putting the Consumer in the Brand
Jul 20, 2016
Consumers have long been draw to specific products due to the 'brand'. Brand in this sense encompasses the get up, badges or indicators of origin including registered trade marks....
Watch Your Mouth – Despite What Your Contract States What You Say and Do Can Vary It
Jul 11, 2016
The recent Court of Appeal decision in MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd is the second recent Court of Appeal decision on the variation of contracts orally a...
Royalty Rates for Use of Musical Works in ITV Broadcasts Determined
Jul 6, 2016
The Copyright Tribunal has ruled on the yearly royalty rate to be paid by ITV Network Ltd, under its licence from PRS for Music (PRS) for the use of musical copyright works in tele...
Pharmaceutical Giant Experiences 'Pain' After Nurofen TV Advert Banned
Jul 4, 2016
The advertising watchdog has banned a TV advertisement for one of the biggest painkiller brands, Nurofen, because it alleged that the product could specifically target joint and ba...
Samsung and Apple Go Head to Head in Mobile Payment Market
Jun 22, 2016
Samsung and Apple, who together sell approx. 40% of smartphones globally, are about to go head to head in the mobile payments market as Samsung continues to roll out its new paymen...
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