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The Court of Appeal has upheld a summary judgment on an application for a declaration of non-infringement of patent.
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The design in issue in Cezar v OHIM was for a skirting board duct.
The Company Names Tribunal was set up to adjudicate disputes arising under section 69(1) of the Companies Act 2006.
Intellectual property disputes involving retailers and fashion are all too common; another one to have troubled the courts in recent months is Thomas Pink v Victoria’s Secret UK.
In Biscuits Poult SAS v OHIM, the applicant for invalidity challenged the registration on the basis that the design in question was not new and lacked individual character.
A Hamburg court has upheld findings that the distribution of certain models of jeans would infringe Levi Strauss’s trademark rights in the stitching pattern on the back pockets of its jeans.
The applicant, Retro Bag Shop, applied for registration of a figurative mark with the text NORTHERN SOUL KEEP THE FAITH for goods in Class 18.
In this case, the intervener applied for registration as a Community trademark of a figurative sign depicting a bicycle polo player in respect of Class 18, Class 25 and Class 28.
Registrability of shape marks download
In Hauck GmbH & Co KG v Stokke A/S, the Dutch court referred questions relating to the refusal to register shape marks under article 3(1)(e) of the Trade Marks Directive.
Walker Morris has strengthened its intellectual property group by appointing Rupert Bent as a partner and as the head of intellectual property.
This article highlights some of the major changes to design rights that came into force on 1 October 2014.
The courts have decided a number of high-profile cases this summer in which retailers have been involved in intellectual property disputes.
Walker Morris has appointed Rupert Bent as a partner and head of intellectual property (IP). Bent was previously head of IP litigation at Pinsent Masons.
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Last year Brighton and Hove Council agreed to pay the Copyright Licensing Agency an undisclosed sum in respect of retrospective licence fees and legal costs.
The government has been consulting on broadening the scope of the Bolar exemption.
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In a case before the General Court, Simca Europe had obtained registration of the work mark SIMCA as a Community trademark for goods in Class 12.
Discount grocer Aldi has been in the news in the last month with two unrelated cases concerning different intellectual property rights.
The case upon which the advocate-general delivered his opinion concerns Johan Deckmyn of the right-wing Vlaams Belang political party.
The anthemic Stairway to Heaven, by Led Zeppelin, appears to be heading for the courts.
In BIMBO SA v OHIM, BIMBO SA applied to register BIMBO DOUGHNUTS as a Community trademark. That application was opposed by Panrico SA.