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IP snapshot March 2015

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 16 2015

This case arose from a dispute in the English courts concerning parallel trade between Merck and Sigma Pharmaceuticals which was referred to the CJEU

Style icon Rihanna’s umbrella catches Topshop in the shade

  • Boodle Hatfield
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 9 2015

In a recent case, Rihanna objected to the UK sales by Topshop of tank tops bearing a photograph of her. English law has never developed to give

IP update - 1st quarter 2015

  • Marks & Clerk
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  • Australia, Canada, China, European Union, Germany, Malaysia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • March 4 2015

On 5 November 2014 the UK Court of Appeal overturned the High Court decision in the trade mark infringement case concerning the use by Marks &

IP snapshot - February 2015

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • February 16 2015

The EPO has confirmed that the “second medical use” provisions of Art 54 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) do not apply to medical devices as

What are you implying?

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 12 2015

Case law teaches contractors a valuable lesson when dealing with ownership of copyright. It is essential to deal with each party's position

Rihanna v Topshop - UK Court of Appeal upholds decision in landmark passing off judgment

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 10 2015

Last month, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales handed down its judgment in the highly publicised legal battle between pop star Rihanna, and

A victory for Rihanna in the use of her image - Robyn Rihanna Fenty & Ots v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd & Anr ("Topshop")

  • AA Thornton & Co
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 4 2015

The UK Court of Appeal dismissed Topshop's Appeal, finding there was passing off in the sale by them of t-shirts bearing an image of Rihanna. The

Rihanna "talks that talk" against Topshop

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 4 2015

Character merchandising disputes can be messy where there isn't a contract, and tort law has traditionally resisted recognising personality rights or

UK: passing off how Rihanna “found love” in the Court of Appeal

  • DLA Piper LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 2 2015

On 22 January 2014 the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court decision in a claim for passing off brought by global superstar Rihanna against Topshop

Executive Summary - January 28, 2014

  • WongPartnership LLP
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  • European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom
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  • January 28 2015

The Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Act (“GST Amendment Act”) was passed by Parliament on 8 October 2014 and took effect