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Judge provides guidance on UK unregistered design right
Dec 15, 2016
The recent case of Action Storage v G- Force Europe in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has thrown UK unregistered design right (UK UDR) into the spotlight as the ...
Groundless Threats, Intellectual Property Rights and Europe
Aug 31, 2016
In the case of Tech 21 UK Ltd v Logitech Europe S.A.  EWHC 2614 (Ch), the High Court in London handed down a judgment addressing its jurisdiction to hear cases to its for gro...
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...
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 ...
Criminality and IP Infringement
Jul 27, 2016
When it comes to intellectual property (IP) infringement, time is most likely to be of the essence as matters can progress very quickly. A matter of hours can make a difference to ...
IP Implications Following Brexit
Jun 28, 2016
Unless you have been living in a vacuum you will be aware that on 23 June, the UK voted to leave the European Union (Brexit). This decision will have a significant impact on the in...
Government Guidance on Registered Community Design Applications
Jun 8, 2016
The UK Government has published guidance (Guidance) on applying for registered designs following the UK Supreme Court's ruling that the Kiddee Case (PMS) did not infringe a registe...
UK Government Publishes Report on its IP Infringement Strategy until 2020
May 18, 2016
New strategies and proposals have been set out in a Government paper entitled, "Protecting creativity, supporting innovation: IP Enforcement 2020", published 10 May 2016. The docu...
Common Guidance on Applying for Design Registrations - Part 1
Apr 26, 2016
The offices of the European Trade Mark and Design Network continue to collaborate in the context of the Convergence Programme. They have now agreed on the first Common Practice of...
Lid Firmly Closed in Trunki Suitcase Design Case
Mar 10, 2016
We reported on this case in November 2015 (see "When is a Trunki not a Trunki? When it's a Kidee case of course") after the Court of Appeal disagreed with the High Court and ruled ...
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...
Government Consults on a Reduction to Registered Design Fees
Jan 11, 2016
A Government consultation launched on 7 January focuses on proposed reductions to UK Registered Design fees and is a way of addressing the tendency of designers to simply file Comm...
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