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When entering into corporate and commercial contracts, it is common to structure the deal so that if there is a breach it can be compensated without having to bring court proceedings.
Copyright has been a favourite punch bag of politicians, users and platforms ever since the internet first became mainstream, widely blamed for not being adapted to the new environment.
A business must either own or have a licence to what it uses; otherwise it could infringe someone else’s intellectual property rights.
International Law at Work: intranet announcement creates legally enforceable right to bonus promised for bank employees
Making a contract with the whole world is not a legal concept that is intuitively recognised.
Law at Work — February 2014: reasonableness and extent of restrictive covenants did not apply to actions as a minority shareholder
In this case, the High Court had to consider whether non-solicitation and non-dealing restrictions for a period of six months after termination of employment were enforceable.
The UK court has given judgement in an action brought by Jack Wills against House of Fraser.
Soft-toy manufacturer Margarete Steiff’s Community trademark applications for its ‘button in the ear’ have been found to be devoid of distinctive character and not registrable.
Investrónica filed an opposition to Olympus Imaging’s trademark application for the mark MICRO based on the prior Spanish registration for overlapping goods.
The GC confirmed the Board of Appeal’s decision and found that there was a likelihood of confusion between BIMBO DOUGHNUTS and DOGHNUTS.
In the case of Specsavers International Healthcare Ltd and Others v Asda Stores Ltd, the CJEU ruled on the relevance of colour to a mark.
The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by a firm of financial advisers, In Focus Asset Management & Tax Solutions Ltd, against its former clients Mr and Mrs Clark.
The applicant filed a Community trademark application for a mark covering services including travel services and holiday camps.
In December 2013, Getty Images’ third appeal against OHIM’s decision not to register its PHOTOS.COM trademark was rejected.
In a rare win for the little man, Comic Enterprises Ltd has been successful in its claim Twentieth Century Fox’s use of the word ‘glee’ amounted to trademark infringement.
In San Evans Maritime v Aigaion Insurance, the court held that the defendant following underwriter was required to follow a settlement reached by lead underwriters under a follow clause.
Some of the UK’s largest landlords have overturned previous High Court cases that had allowed insolvent tenants to continue trading from their premises without paying rent.
Following the Wheels case and the PPG case we now await a further decision on the VAT charges on pension schemes, relating to the case of ATP Pension Service A/S v Skatteministeriet.
Box Clever and Storm Funding decisions show scope of the regulator’s financial support direction powers
Two recent decisions have demonstrated the latitude that the Pensions Regulator has in pursuing a case for a financial support direction.
This case attracted a lot of media attention in the context of pension liberation.
Mr Smyth was an employee of Woolf Engineering and a member of Woolf’s group personal pension plan, which was administered by Scottish Life.