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The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in Santander UK plc v RA Legal Solicitors.
‘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.
A representor has been held liable for its negligent misrepresentation to another party other than the party that was later induced to conclude the contract.
A misrepresentation is a statement that induces entry into a contract and that turns out to be false.
Marshalling is an equitable remedy for achieving fairness between two or more secured creditors of the same debtor.
The Court of Appeal has delivered its judgment in the eagerly anticipated Game administration.
An administrator, liquidator or receiver must make a ‘prescribed part’ of the company’s net property available for the satisfaction of unsecured debts.
If an individual borrower is made bankrupt or dies or if a corporate borrower goes into liquidation, any receiver appointed loses the agency relationship they would have previously had.
Case law round-up — Pensions Matter, March 2014... an overview of key pension cases and their practical implications download
In McCoy, it was held to be reasonable for the trustees of a SIPP to require the beneficiary of a lump-sum death benefit to complete a form of discharge prior to paying out the discretionary benefit.
Steve Webb has confirmed that the government is ‘actively exploring’ if it can amend the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) legislation in regard to employer insolvency.
The DWP has published a report that highlights the areas it believes have a strong case for an exemption from auto-enrolment duties for certain employees.
The government has now confirmed that ‘protected persons’ will not be prejudiced by the statutory override contained in the Pensions Bill.
Andrew Northage considers another case in which the FCA took enforcement action against inadequate anti-bribery procedures — even where no bribery had occurred.
It was announced on 29 January that the UK’s major supermarkets have agreed to report on how much food they waste each year.
Walker Morris regulatory team director Ray Watson provides an overview of the Competition Commission’s working paper on the profitability of payday lending companies.
Walker Morris has released the March 2013 edition of its Intellectual Property Matters publication.