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Civil litigation in recent years has been dominated by cases and commentary concerned with costs, court fees, procedure and proportionality.
Key points on a clarification of the remedies available for misrepresentation.
This article outlines some of the key issues for care sector employers to consider when preparing their business for the changes from 2016 onwards.
A recent decision from the Court of Appeal provides some much needed clarity in what is currently an area rife with disputes. Housing litigation expert Karl Anders explains.
If traditional methods of fundraising are not looking promising, then it may be worth considering a crowdfunding alternative.
Obtaining relief from forfeiture in the face of seemingly flagrant breaches has hit the headlines more than once in recent weeks.
Including defences to a ‘smash and grab’ adjudication?, applications being too early, and ‘You never told me that this was an application.’...
The High Court has clarified the circumstances in which a losing bidder can challenge a procurement for scoring errors in Woods Building Services v Milton Keynes Council .
Businesses worldwide are becoming increasingly familiar with the ‘patent troll’.
Genuine use of a Community trademark download
Three recent decisions have considered the question of proving genuine use of a Community trademark, but arguably we are none the wiser following these decisions.
The principle that a US patent holder cannot charge royalties for the use of their invention after the relevant patent term has expired has recently been the subject of a challenge in the US Supreme Court.
Passing off and the test for genuine use in the European Community of a Community trademark download
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has delivered a judgment that both highlights the importance of passing off and clarifies the meaning of ‘genuine use’ of a Community trademark.
The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market has altered its practice regarding colour variations of marks.
US rapper Jay-Z had successfully defended a claim brought by a sound engineer who was claiming to be the joint owner of the copyright in three albums produced by Jay-Z’s record label.
A recent application has been heard in relation to the admission of survey evidence in a trademark and passing off claim.
A significant percentage of the copyright cases to have come before the CJEU in the last few years have concerned dissemination on the internet.
This article compares Germany as a typical civil code jurisdiction and England/Wales as a typical common law jurisdiction.
Large retailers will soon be required to prepare an annual statement identifying the steps they have taken to ensure their supply chains are free from forced labour.
Further court fee increases download
Despite vehement and high profile objection to the significant court fee increases, the government has now opened another consultation on further increased civil court fees.
Also: the battle of the basements; and more.