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Design Opinion Service to be Introduced
Mar 26, 2015
A new design opinion service is set to be introduced by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO). The purpose of the service is to provide advice on potential design disputes. ...
Termination by Email? - Check the Contractual Provisions
Mar 25, 2015
Ticket2Final v Wigan Athletic AFC highlights the need for parties to a contract to comply fully with any formal notice provisions in the contract when they seek to terminate it. It...
SmartWater Trade Mark Revoked for Lack of Genuine Use
Mar 24, 2015
A recent decision by the General Court of the European Union (Seventh Chamber) ("General Court") in Case T-250/13 Naazneen Investments Ltd v OHIM, Energy Brands Inc. intervening ha...
Manchester Building Society Sues Grant Thornton for £49m
Mar 18, 2015
The accountants are accused of negligence over their auditing of the building society's accounts between 2006 and 2013. "The claim primarily covers Grant Thornton's advice and aud...
New Copyright Protection Term for Industrially Manufactured Artistic Works
Mar 5, 2015
It has been announced that a new law is set to be introduced in April 2020 to allow designers of artistic work which is industrially manufactured to extend the term of copyright pr...
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 ...
Cyber Attack Protest Against Lenovo and Superfish
Mar 2, 2015
On 20 February 2015, we reported on the PC maker Lenovo pre-installing Superfish Adware (a programme that injects third-party ads on Google searches and websites without the user's...
Lenovo facing questions about the Superfish adware
Feb 20, 2015
The Superfish adware was automatically installed on a number of Lenovo's laptops until January 2015. The software injects third-party ads on Google searches and websites without th...
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...
Consumer Contracts - Jurisdiction - Where can Businesses Sue and be Sued?
Feb 10, 2015
Where a business has directed its activities to an EU member state in which a consumer is domiciled it can generally only sue the consumer in that member state and the consumer can...
Terminating Contracts & Notice Provisions
Feb 9, 2015
A recent High Court decision on whether a contract was validly terminated confirmed that express notice provisions in a contract must be strictly adhered to in order for the notice...
Adobe Sues Forever 21 for using Pirate Copies
Feb 3, 2015
Sky News is reporting that High street fashion chain Forever 21 is being sued by Adobe for allegedly using pirated copies of Photoshop. The Los Angeles based retailer, Forever 21,...
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