Mowing down disclosure arguments in patent case

  • New entrant to robotic lawn mower market seeks revocation of patent and declaration of non-infringement of competing product
  • Court considers the level of disclosure required of patentee
  • How useful is evidence showing the steps that the inventor himself took when considering the issue of obviousness?

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Assessing damages for trade mark infringement

  • House of Fraser liable for trade mark infringement in relating to clothing
  • How to calculate damages when the infringer argues that it could have sold non-infringing goods instead?
  • Guidance from the court on how to apportion the infringer's general overheads

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How an eight-second clip can infringe copyright

  • High Court held that the reproduction of eight-second clips infringed copyright in a broadcast of sporting events
  • Eight-second clips can amount to a substantial part of the protected work
  • Application of defence of fair dealing of reporting current events

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Company and sole director join forces for energy drink infringement

  • Claim for trade mark infringement and passing off by energy drink manufacturer
  • Company and sole director (and sole shareholder) both defendants
  • Should the individual defendant director be held jointly liable with the corporate defendant?

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Defendant denied right to be ENTERTAIN(ed) in the IPEC

  • Claim for passing off and infringement of the trade mark THE ENTERTAINER.
  • Defendant brought application to transfer the claim from the High Court to the IPEC.
  • Despite substantial grounds for such transfer, the Defendant's application was dismissed.

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"Moral prejudice" damages in copyright infringement

  • Documentary film maker claims copyright infringement against another documentary film maker
  • Spanish court seeks guidance from the CJEU
  • In what circumstances should damages for "moral prejudice" be awarded?

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