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Star Wars: episode II

  • Howes Percival LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 28 2010

In September 2008 we updated you on a claim by Lucasfilm (the American film production company founded by George Lucas) and others against Mr Andrew Ainsworth and his company

Opening the Patent Box

  • Howes Percival LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 20 2012

In June 2011, the Government carried out a consultation into a proposed tax regime known as the "Patent Box"

Top 10 tips to protect your footwear designs

  • Howes Percival LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 11 2013

Everybody knows that footwear design is big business but in the current market, protecting designs is becoming more and more important. As financial

eBay not liable for its users’ infringement in the UK

  • Howes Percival LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 21 2009

On 22 May 2009, the High Court ruled that eBay was not liable for sales of infringing or counterfeit goods by its users

L'Oréal case smells like trouble for product comparison advertising

  • Howes Percival LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 5 2010

On 21 May 2010, the Court of Appeal ruled that the use of perfume 'smell-alike' comparison lists amounts to trade mark infringement

Copyright ruling by House of Lords on "Whiter Shade of Pale"

  • Howes Percival LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 28 2009

The House of Lords has ruled that Matthew Fisher, who wrote the organ solo introduction to the 1960s song "Whiter Shade of Pale", is entitled to 40 of the royalties from the song

Actionable threats

  • Howes Percival LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 26 2009

Imagine the scenario: you own a registered trade mark and believe that another company is using a similar mark

Virgin Atlantic succeeds in flat-bed seat infringement appeal

  • Howes Percival LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 9 2009

The Court of Appeal has upheld an appeal concerning a patent of Virgin Atlantic's seating system for flat-bed seats

The Olympics may be over but Olympic fever set to continue..

  • Howes Percival LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 3 2012

The Olympics was, of course, a massive success for London and for the whole of the UK

Trading standards cracking down on unauthorised use of Olympic brands

  • Howes Percival LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 10 2011

All of the official names, phrases, trade marks, logos and designs related to the 2012 games and Olympic and Paralympic movements are legally protected in the UK and rigorously defended by the London 2012 committee