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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

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

Trade mark applications in China: is your trade mark at risk?

  • Howes Percival LLP
  • -
  • China, United Kingdom
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  • March 30 2010

It has come to our attention through clients for whom we act that trade mark applications are being filed, in bad faith, in China in respect of existing Western registered trade marks

Star Wars: episode II

  • Howes Percival LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

Virgin Atlantic succeeds in flat-bed seat infringement appeal

  • Howes Percival LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 9 2009

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

Changes to IPO trade mark fees and services, effective 1 October 2009

  • Howes Percival LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 29 2009

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is due to implement a number of changes to the application process for trade marks

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

Show of Olympic force

  • Howes Percival LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 28 2009

A Hertfordshire-based removals firm, Olympic Removals, has been threatened with trade mark infringement proceedings by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) over the use of the Olympic Rings symbol as its company logo

eBay not liable for its users’ infringement in the UK

  • Howes Percival LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

Brand protection online

  • Howes Percival LLP
  • -
  • Global, United Kingdom
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  • May 20 2009

The use of keywords andor metatags is very much commonplace in the promotion of a business online via search engines such as Google and Yahoo!