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Design right infringement in gilets download
In DKH Retail Ltd v H Young (Operations) Ltd, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (the IPEC) had to determine whether an Animal-branded hooded gilet infringed Superdry’s unregistered design right.
Ice cream vans may not be an obvious inspiration for intellectual property litigation but they were the focus of the recent High Court judgment in Whitby Specialist Vehicles Ltd v Yorkshire Specialist Vehicles Ltd.
Database right and former employees download
Medical Innovations Ltd v Eakins was a summary judgment application in litigation between an employee and his former employer.
What a RANDOMS decision download
Nestlé is the registered proprietor of two Irish trademarks, the word mark RANDOMS and the slogan LET YOUR RANDOM SIDE OUT in respect of confectionery.
The CJEU has ruled on whether jurisdiction is conferred on the courts of an EU member state to hear an infringement action where an allegedly copyright-infringing image is accessible on a website in that member state, but the website is hosted in another member state.
In International Stem Cell Corporation v Comptroller General of Patents ISCC made two UK patent applications relating to human stem cells.
Trademarks: registry review download
Walker Morris’s review of trademarks includes information on the marks PIANISSIMO, TERRAFLEX, KENZO and SURBURBIA...
China's patent targets for 2020 download
The Chinese government has recently announced a policy decision to treble the number of patents filed by local Chinese inventors by the year 2020.
The draft order empowering the Groceries Code Adjudicator to fine supermarkets has been laid before Parliament.
The Court of Appeal has given clear and helpful guidance as to the legal position when two or more known or foreseeable factors may combine to produce an abnormal event.
In view of the imminent changes, the aim of this article is to provide a ‘ShPL ready - checklist’...
Involuntary bailment — the duty of care owed by the mortgagee on execution of a possession warrant download
What do you do when you take possession of a house and the former occupier has left various items of theirs behind?
Equity of exoneration — joint mortgagors do not necessarily have joint responsibility for the secured debt download
It is a not uncommon situation — the family home is jointly mortgaged to secure the debts of a family member’s business.
Plevin v Paragon — non-disclosure of the amount of PPI commission paid to the lender rendered its relationship with the borrower unfair download
The Supreme Court has ruled that non-disclosure of the significant amount of commission earned by a lender created unfairness in the borrower’s relationship with it.
Should I stay or should I go? The position of a joint tenant whose partner has served a notice to quit download
Karl Anders looks at the latest in a line of cases where the highest national and European courts have considered the impact of human rights legislation on domestic possession proceedings.
Lending into the UK is set to become easier for overseas investors thanks to the removal of UK withholding tax from interest paid to investors in ‘private placements’.
When considered practically, the logical approach would be that a property is worth however much people are prepared to pay for it.
Case update: a chattel or a fixture? download
The degree and object of annexation were the key principles for the High Court to consider in the recent case of Lictor Anstalt v Mir Steel UK Ltd and Libala Ltd.
The issue was who should bear the cost of rates liabilities where a lease has been disclaimed and the landlord has not re-entered the property.
A legal charge may be invalid if it is not properly executed but a lender can still rely on it as equitable security download
In the recent case of Bank of Scotland v Waugh the High Court considered the execution of a legal charge and the impact of signatures on the document not having been witnessed.