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A comparison between handling IP disputes in the UAE and in England and Wales
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • November 22 2015

England & Wales is a common law jurisdiction. Patents, trade marks, copyright and designs all have a statutory basis, but some IP rights, such as

Intellectual property rights: business development briefing
  • Pitmans LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2015

Two recent cases provide warnings to businesses on the sanctions that can be imposed for copyright infringement: In the first case, the High Court

IP snapshot - October 2015
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 28 2015

The High Court sentenced the defendant in the case to a suspended sentence of 28 days’ imprisonment for playing records without a licence in breach

Turning to crime the best way to stop counterfeiters?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 26 2015

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but it's a compliment that many businesses could well do without. It has been estimated that

IP and the beauty industry: cosmetic concerns?
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Global, United Kingdom
  • October 21 2015

The world of beauty has well and truly come of age. No longer are women (and increasingly, men), limited to the application of crushed carmine

To protect or not to protect, that is the question!
  • AA Thornton & Co
  • United Kingdom
  • October 7 2015

The Court of Justice of the European Union's (CJEU) answers, in a referral to it by the UK High Court, emphasise the public interest basis of

(street) Art Buff: more avenues for the protection of graffiti works
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • October 2 2015

In a previous post (here), IP Whiteboard discussed the potential avenues that a street artist may have in protecting their work from defacement or

IP snapshot - September 2015
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 30 2015

An appeals board of the European Patent Office has refused to allow an incorrect reference to a document in a patent application to be amended under

Taxpayer succeeds in research and development claim
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • September 23 2015

In Monitor Audio Ltd v HMRC, the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) has allowed the taxpayer's appeal, concluding that research and development (R&D) tax

A claim for “groundless threats" not a claim for a declaration of non-infringement in disguise
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 23 2015

Where threats are made in the UK to bring IP infringement proceedings the UK courts can, and will, deal with them. This includes any underlying