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L'Oréal case smells like trouble for product comparison advertising
  • Howes Percival LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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


Brand protection online
  • Howes Percival LLP
  • Global, United Kingdom
  • 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!


Copyright ruling by House of Lords on "Whiter Shade of Pale"
  • Howes Percival LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Opening the Patent Box
  • Howes Percival LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 20 2012

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


50th british food gets european protection
  • Howes Percival LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 30 2012

Congratulations to Newmarket Sausages which have become the 50th British Food to obtain protection under the European Protected Food Names Scheme


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


Trade mark applications in China: is your trade mark at risk?
  • Howes Percival LLP
  • China, United Kingdom
  • 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


Actionable threats
  • Howes Percival LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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
  • 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