Claim Spotter: EasyGroup files new trademark suit

EasyGroup v Easyfun The venture capital conglomerate EasyGroup, owners of EasyJet and the Easy family of brands, has launched a passing off and trademarks claim against musician Finn Keane, who goes by the stage name of Easyfun. EasyGroup, represented by Stephenson Harwood, has an extensive history of lodging similar IP claims against businesses using the […]

Spotlight: Fieldfisher’s commercial crime team is one to stake out

This week on The Lawyer’s Litigation Tracker, we examine Fieldfisher’s young commercial crime team comprising “blood and guts” crime lawyers and civil fraud specialists as they bolster their reputation in this highly active space. The market: It’s an exciting time to be a commercial crime lawyer. The new director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Nick Ephgrave is […]


The Hearing: Fountain Court takes the sports law field

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Hearing, your weekly insider’s guide to the UK’s litigation market. Something strange happened this week. Fountain Court hired a barrister. Not just any barrister, a sports barrister, Hot 100 member John Mehrzad KC. As a result, we’re sticking to one theme in The Hearing this week: sports law. […]

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Claim Spotter: Skyscanner files trademark suit, as Ukraine airline takes on insurers

Skyscanner files trademark claim against Polish competitor Scottish travel agency and search engine Skyscanner has filed a passing off and trademarks claim against Polish competitor eSky, according to the public filing system. Skyscanner’s search engine aggregates results from multiple travel companies and allows customers to book tickets, hotel stays and car rentals. The company’s pitch […]