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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.
Lenders making lease payments download
Numerous complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
Conscionable correction for lenders download
Is a mortgage wrongly discharged by lender capable of being rectified by court order?
Also: the fight before the fight; time pressure; and more.
Bad bargain for beneficiaries download
A legal principle dating back to 1895 can bite when deals based on trust, often made between friends, go bad.
Case may prove key for victims seeking to recoup fraud losses from their legal advisers.
Part 36 offers are a tactical way of putting pressure on a party to a settle a dispute, by virtue of the cost sanctions that can flow from failure to accept a reasonable offer.
A number of market features gives rise to an adverse effect on competition, says CMA.
The FBI ’Darkode’ arrests are just the tip of the iceberg. This briefing highlights risks to you in five key areas.
More radical change for pensions download
Consultation on tax relief reform likely to lead to heated debate.