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Fraud and Counterfeiting in the Food Industry makes the Sector Sick
May 23, 2016
Food fraud might not be something that much consideration has been given to by the wider population, however, it is a real problem and one which may cause serious harm. Examples i...
EU Report on Geographical Indicators Infringement Released
Apr 28, 2016
The EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recently conducted a study to assess the level of infringement of Geographical Indications (GI) in the EU in respect of wines, spirits, ...
Cyber Security Experts Encourage Boycott of VTech
Feb 12, 2016
Parents have been advised by security experts to boycott, or at the very least be cautious of providing VTech toys for their children following criticism of the company's response ...
Counting the Cost of Counterfeiting in Cheetham Hill, Manchester
Jan 19, 2016
In a report published today the impact of counterfeiting and the sale of black market goods in Manchester is laid bare. In a statement by the Minister for Intellectual Property, B...
EU Parliament Seeks United Approach to Online Counterfeit Goods
Jun 16, 2015
Most readers will be familiar with the 'too good to be true' offers available on some online selling platforms (think Ebay, Amazon, Alibaba et al) that make you consider whether th...
Filesharing - Responsibility and Calculation of Damages
Jun 15, 2015
How damages are calculated in filesharing cases has proved to be very difficult and controversial. Some guidance on this has been given recently by the Bundesgerichtshof, the Germ...
Handbags at Dawn - Gucci Owner Sues Alibaba
May 20, 2015
The leading online marketplace Alibaba is being sued by the owner of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Puma and various other leading fashion brands, Kering following a failed attempt to ...
IP Ownership - Student Works and University Policies - Fair for All?
Apr 28, 2015
Barring the most astute and commercially aware, many students, when signing up to a university or college course would not have given much thought as to the ownership of their inte...
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...
Court Fees Increase - To Take Effect on Monday 9 March
Mar 4, 2015
We have previously reported on the proposed increase in court fees and the opposition to the increase in such fees from various parties including The Forum of Insurance Lawyers, a ...
Online Dispute Resolution: Is the eBay Model the Way Forward?
Feb 17, 2015
A recent report by the Civil Justice Council has highlighted the fact that bringing low value claims in the current court system is too costly, too slow and too complex, and the me...
Cyber Crime - The Ongoing Threat
Feb 16, 2015
A report authored by computer security firm Kaspersky, and reported on BBC business news today claimed that cyber bank robbers, with members spread as far as Russia, Ukraine and Ch...
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