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Unregistered Community design right comes into existence automatically by the fact of making products incorporating the design in question available to the public in the EU.
Victims of their own success: trademarks that become the common name for their product or service download
It is possible for a registered trademark to be a victim of its own success.
The High Court case of Jarden Solutions (Europe) Ltd v SEB SA concerned a dispute about deep fat fryers.
In order to be capable of registration under the Community Designs Regulation, a design must be ‘new’ and have ‘individual character’.
How to protect an image download
There is no free-standing general concept of ‘image rights’ protecting against the reproduction of a person’s image. However, there are other ways in which an image can be protected.
This month’s Pensions Matter provides an overview of key pension cases and their practical implications.
Charles Shearman (t/a Charles Shearman Agencies) v Hunter Boot Ltd concerned a claim by a commercial agent following the termination of his agency.
Where a buyer wrongfully neglects or refuses to accept and pay for goods, the seller may bring an action for damages for non-acceptance.
A raft of new legislation comes into force on 6 April, which is now only a matter of days away. Walker Morris looks at what employers ‘need to know’ in advance of this date.
Walker Morris has released the March 2014 issue of its Case law round-up.
Walker Morris has released the March 2014 issue of its Employment News publication.
Contracts that do not state their duration or explain how to deal with their termination can be terminated by one or both of the contractual parties giving reasonable notice.
The law has established a party’s right to claim privilege over certain documents to keep them out of legal proceedings.
Why are you creating that pre-action document? More on litigation privilege (especially if you are a liquidator) download
The Court of Appeal has had the opportunity to review litigation privilege again in the appeal of the decision in Tchenguiz v Director of the Serious Fraud Office.
In a group action for damages for defects in breast implants, the claimants were concerned about the financial position of the lead defendant.
The Court of Appeal has found a director personally liable for the legal costs of an action brought against his company.
The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in Santander UK plc v RA Legal Solicitors.
‘Glee’ and trademark infringement download
The well-known US TV series Glee has been on the wrong end of a High Court trademark infringement action.
Amazon and trademark infringement download
Cosmetics manufacturer Lush has successfully claimed against the online retailer Amazon for trademark infringement.
In Jack Wills v House of Fraser (Stores), the issue was whether House of Fraser’s use of a pigeon logo on clothing infringed Jack Wills’ registered trademark.