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An application for a website-blocking order has been granted against an internet service provider in order to prevent trademark infringement.
From 1 October 2014, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has the power to revoke a patent of its own initiative.
The Community Trade Mark Regulation prohibits registration of trademarks that are devoid of distinctive character.
In Comic Enterprises v Twentieth Century Fox Film, the High Court ruled that the TV show infringed the figurative mark of a UK comedy club.
The media has reported that the Premier League is intending to clamp down on the unauthorised uploading of clips from televised football matches.
An application for registration of the name CANARY WHARF by Canary Wharf Group as a trademark has been refused.
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.
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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.