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Ten years on, Sky and Skype deemed confusingly similar
  • William Fry
  • European Union
  • June 15 2015

The EU General Court has upheld a decision to refuse the registration of Skype's word and logo Community Trade Marks. The registrations were refused


Parking fines: an unfair penalty?
  • William Fry
  • United Kingdom
  • June 15 2015

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has held that a parking fine of £85 was not a penalty, nor was it unfair. A motorist, who had overstayed a


High Court refuses appeal under agency workers legislation
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • June 15 2015

A truck driver who was engaged by a recruitment agency to drive for Greenstar Limited has lost his challenge in the High Court that his employment


Louis Vuitton forced to take a rain check on famous patterns!
  • William Fry
  • European Union
  • June 10 2015

Luxury brand Louis Vuitton ("LV") has been hit with a double blow after the European General Court (Cases T-35912 & T-36012 on 21 April 2015


No goodwill without customers in the jurisdiction
  • William Fry
  • United Kingdom
  • June 10 2015

In the recent case of Starbucks (HK) Limited and Anor v British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and others 2015 UKSC 31 the Supreme Court in the UK was


Damages for data breaches? Controllers beware
  • William Fry
  • United Kingdom
  • May 22 2015

The Court of Appeal in the UK has decided that damages for data protection breaches can no longer be limited to economic damage. Instead, following


The Recast Insolvency Regulation
  • William Fry
  • European Union
  • May 21 2015

On 20 May 2015 the European Parliament adopted a recast of the European Insolvency Regulation. The Recast Regulation is in line with the EU's current


Directors personally liable for company debts arising from reckless trading
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • May 18 2015

The High Court has found two former directors of a car dealership in Dublin, Appleyard Motors Limited (In Liquidation) (Appleyard), personally liable


Employer’s failure to reasonably accommodate employee leads to 20,000 award
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • May 18 2015

The Equality Tribunal recently held that an employer failed in its obligation to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee with MS when it


First UK case on e-cigarettes in the workplace
  • William Fry
  • United Kingdom
  • May 18 2015

In March of last year we looked at the issue of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in the workplace and some pending cases in the UK. The Employment