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The answer was ‘no’ in Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Europe v BAE Systems. However, parties should not take this decision as a green light to refuse to mediate.
The Supreme Court has published its final decision in the North East Property Buyers litigation that has provided crucial clarity on priority interests in land.
The Company Names Tribunal was set up to adjudicate disputes arising under section 69(1) of the Companies Act 2006.
When a court assesses the amount of costs payable by one party in litigation proceedings to another, the costs may be assessed on either a standard basis or an indemnity basis.
Rights of a subrogated creditor download
Subrogation is a remedy allowing a party to step into the shoes of another party assuming the benefit of any rights that second party may have in relation to a liability.
New rules on corporate transparency download
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill will introduce new requirements regarding corporate transparency.
DECC has released its report summarising the responses received and action to be taken regarding underground access for gas, oil and geothermal developers.
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.
The applicant, Retro Bag Shop, applied for registration of a figurative mark with the text NORTHERN SOUL KEEP THE FAITH for goods in Class 18.
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.
Registrability of shape marks download
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.
The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena.
Pickles pushes publicity code download
Eric Pickles seems to have a bee in his bonnet about councils that are issuing news sheets to their residents more frequently than quarterly.
Healthcare at Home Ltd v Common Services Agency (Scotland) concerns the interpretation of the ‘reasonably well-informed and normally diligent’ tenderer.
The government has finally released the budget for the first round of contracts for difference. The total funding available is £300m.
It is not clear when the Cabinet Office envisages that the new regulations will become law, but the fact that they are dated 2015 suggests it will be sooner rather than later.
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).