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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.
Trademark tips download
Walker Morris offers some tips on trademarks.
‘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.
The costs decision in Bocacina Ltd v Boca Cafes Ltd followed the trial judgment in which the claimant succeeded in a passing-off action against a café business.
In Fage UK v Chobani UK Ltd, the claimant, FAGE, was a Greek manufacturer of yoghurt and its UK distributor.
Alan Harper explains the general rules in relation to the ownership of the main types of intellectual property.
Protected food name status is awarded by the European Commission. The relevant EU legislation has been around since 1993.
EPO decisions take precedence over national decisions where the two conflict.
A new customs regulation has come into effect that strengthens the powers of customs officials to detain suspected counterfeit and pirated goods at EU borders.
The advent of the patent box — which came into effect last April but has so far had a low profile — should prompt a re-think.
Trademark toolbox: colours download
Colours can be registered as trademarks. For example, Heinz has successfully registered the turquoise colour used on its baked-bean tins.
Businesses need to be bear in mind that the Tour de France’s intellectual property rights are likely to be zealously protected.
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has ruled that a UK registered design for a beer glass was valid and infringed by the defendants’ glass.
Generic top-level domains appear to the right of the dot in a domain name. Historically, there were only a limited number available, with ‘.com’ being the most common.
The Intellectual Property Bill has been working its way through Parliament throughout the summer and autumn and is likely to be enacted in 2014.
The change of name to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court makes sense. This court deals with intellectual property cases of all kinds, not simply patent cases.