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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.
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.
Healthcare at Home Ltd v Common Services Agency (Scotland) concerns the interpretation of the ‘reasonably well-informed and normally diligent’ tenderer.
This article highlights some of the major changes to design rights that came into force on 1 October 2014.
This case law round-up focuses on two cases: Dawson (PO-596) and Chapman (PO-597).
The Pensions Regulator has finally reached a compromise in respect of the Financial Support Directions it issued in connection with the Lehman Brothers pension scheme.
The courts have decided a number of high-profile cases this summer in which retailers have been involved in intellectual property disputes.
Southend-On-Sea Borough Council v Armour is a tenancy repossession case in which the tenant invoked a successful article 8 defence.
Promoting the use of alternative dispute resolution is one of the key ways in which the courts are trying to reduce the costs of litigation.
Mansfield District Council received grant money from the European Regional Development Fund for two development projects relating to town-centre improvements.
A recent High Court case concerned borrowers who had a buy-to-let portfolio with many of the properties mortgaged.
Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) provides that everyone has a right to respect for his home.
In the case of McDonald and Others v McDonald, a married couple borrowed money by way of mortgage from a third party in order to acquire premises.
The Court of Appeal has held that Olympic Airlines had not experienced an insolvency event for the purposes of section 121 of the Pensions Act 2004.
The issue in Aodhcon v Bridgeco was whether a bridging loan company had taken reasonable care to sell the property at the best price reasonably obtainable.
The Mannai case in 1997 made it clear that substantial compliance with a break notice was not sufficient; both the formal and the substantial elements must be adhered to.
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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.