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Grey Goods and Trade Mark Infringement: Private Prosecution
  • Edmonds, Marshall, McMahon
  • United Kingdom
  • March 28 2017

Adidas, Jack Wills and FReD Perry are but few of the many brands and trademark proprietors that contract with factories across the world every day to

Putting the pieces together - getting trade mark applications right
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • March 19 2017

In this edition The Australian Productivity Commission releases final report on intellectual property arrangements

Court of Appeal confirms sale of “grey” goods could be found criminal
  • Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 14 2017

On November 1, 2016, the UK Court of Appeal confirmed that sales of "grey" goods could be deemed a criminal offense. Prior to this decision

Intellectual property rights in a virtual world
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • March 13 2017

This article will explore the key legal issues relating to intellectual property (IP) rights, traditionally only used in the real world, and their

Not so lucky for LUCKY TEA
  • Stobbs IP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 2 2017

In 2013, two luxury tea brands went head-to-head over a trade mark in the UK. Mariage Freres (MF) and TWG Tea Company (TWG) each filed for marks

When Can You and When Should You Use Your Own Name for Your Brand?
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 27 2017

It is a common misconception that we are all entitled to create brands under our own names. It is also a misapprehension that it is always a good

Trade marks: groundless threats of infringement
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • February 8 2017

The High Court has held that a letter sent by German attorneys to a US parent company threatening EU trade mark infringement proceedings against its

Dealing in grey goods is a criminal offence
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • January 23 2017

In an interesting recent decision (R v C & Others 2016 EWCA Crim 1617) the Court of Appeal has confirmed that criminal sanctions under s92 of the

Trade Mark Battle of TITANTIC proportions
  • Stobbs IP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 19 2017

Despite the potentially negative associations with the oceanic tragedy that took place over 100 years ago, TITANIC remains a popular choice of brand

Court of Appeal finds that the criminality of grey goods can be black and white
  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

The key issue in the case was whether the criminal provisions found at s. 92 of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (the “Act”), apply only to goods marked with