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First for Disputes Conference highlights

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 19 2015

Video highlights from our First for Disputes Conference, a day of workshops and presentations where we gave our clients some insight into the key

The High Court whips up a design rights treat

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 6 2015

Shortly before Christmas, the High Court handed down its judgment on a case relating to the design of ice cream vans. Arnold J found that the

The importance of proving copying of unregistered rights in fabric designs in the UK

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 6 2015

John Kaldor ( JK) is a design house which makes and designs fabrics and supplied a sample of fabric (the 'JK Fabric', shown below) to Lee Ann (LA), a

Calculating the infringer’s profits in the UK

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 6 2015

Where the claimant succeeds in showing that his design has been infringed by the defendant, the claimant is entitled to recover either damages for the

Post-contract amendments: the old world and the new world

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • February 19 2015

The extent to which you can amend contracts after signature is one of the most grey areas in public procurement. The European Court of Justice's

English High Court confirms enforceability of post termination restrictions against former franchisee

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 28 2015

On Friday 23 January 2015 in the case of Oven Clean Domestic Limited v Read the High Court in London confirmed that a fairly standard post termination

TUPE London Borough of Hillingdon v Anne Gormanley and others

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 28 2015

The Employment Tribunal erred in finding that a group of managerial employees were assigned to an organised grouping that transferred under TUPE. In

Jurisdiction Lodge v Dignity & Choice in Dying and another

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 28 2015

An employee who voluntarily moved to Australia and worked there remotely for four and a half years was entitled to bring claims in the UK Employment

Payments for new restrictive covenants

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 28 2015

A company could not enforce restrictive covenants against a former employee where there had been inadequate consideration given for their

Social media and Game Retail Ltd v Laws UKEAT

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 28 2015

The EAT has held that a dismissal for offensive tweets by an employee on his personal Twitter feed was potentially fair and that a tribunal had