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House of Lords bolsters ambit of the Human Rights Act
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2007

The House of Lords, on 13 June, has ruled that the Human Rights Act can apply to a UK authority acting outside the territory of the UK but within the terms of UK jurisdiction


Privacy wins in "right to roam" test case
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 29 2007

The so-called "right to roam" legislation came into force in February 2005, but it is only this month that the Scottish Courts have fully considered the competing interests of access rights and a landowner's right to privacy and security in the high-profile case of Mrs Ann Gloag v Perth and Kinross Council and The Ramblers' Association


Change of official trade mark practice for conflicting marks - a practical perspective
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2007

Currently, when the UK Intellectual Property Office ("UK IPO") examine an application for trade mark registration they conduct a search of the official trade mark database


Mallon v General Medical Council
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 28 2007

In March 2007, the Inner House of the Court of Session considered the first appeal heard in Scotland against a decision of a Fitness to Practise Panel of the GMC


Proportionality and the reputation of the profession
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 28 2007

In an appeal against a decision of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, it was held that the Tribunal had been entitled to strike a solicitor off the roll in respect of his "abdication of responsibility"


Are damages for IP infringement a sufficient deterrent?
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2007

The independent Gowers Review of Intellectual Property (commissioned by the Treasury and published in December 2006) noted that respondents had questioned whether the current UK system of damages acts as a sufficient disincentive to intellectual property infringement


Changes to fees for Patent Cooperation Treaty applications
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2007

Fees for Patent Cooperation Treaty applications submitted to the UK Intellectual Property Office shall be changing on 1st June 2007


The implementation of the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2007

The Gowers Review of Intellectual Property was published on the 6th December 2006


WI-FI trademark survives challenge
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2007

It is a term that is often applied without distinction between providers to refer to any wireless internet connection but an application to register the word WI-FI has been registered by the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (now the Wi-Fi Alliance


Reforms to Registered Design Rights
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2007

The Registered Design Rights system has been amended by the two sets of regulations which both came into effect on 1st October 2006