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The Supreme Court has confirmed that Sky’s launch in the UK of “NOW TV” did not pass off a competitor’s service.
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 27 2015

A claimant in a passing off claim had to establish that it had actual goodwill in the jurisdiction in question, mere reputation would not suffice


Battle of the brands: ASOS defence upheld by Court of Appeal majority and ASSOS refused permission to appeal
  • Boodle Hatfield
  • United Kingdom
  • May 29 2015

ASSOS is a specialist cycling clothes business founded in Switzerland which 'offers advanced, technical apparel' at the top end of the market. ASSOS


Reputation is not enough...
  • Dehns
  • United Kingdom
  • May 29 2015

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously ruled (2015 UKSC 31) that a UK passing-off action cannot succeed on the basis of a reputation alone. Goodwill


Starbucks (Hong Kong) Ltd and others v British Sky Broadcasting Group plc
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2015

This case concerns the NOW trade mark for the claimants' internet television service in Hong Kong. The registered mark had been held to be


The sale by Topshop of Rihanna t-shirt does amount to passing off - Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2015

The Court of Appeal has unanimously upheld the High Court decision that the sale by Topshop (part of the Arcadia Group) of a t-shirt displaying an


Survey evidence in passing off proceedings
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2015

A recent application has been heard in relation to the admission of survey evidence in a trade mark and passing off claim. The claimant owns various


BrandWrites - May 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia, Belgium, China, European Union, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has found that the sale by the well-known retailer Topshop of a t-shirt bearing an image of the famous pop


The dangers of descriptive or laudatory brand names
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 2 2015

Whilst it is tempting to use descriptive words or superlatives as brand names - they are easily picked up by consumers and tell the potential


Concept Spring 2015
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 2 2015

In a trade mark battle in the High Court between two major players in the European car rental market, Enterprise has succeeded over rival Europcar


What are you implying?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 12 2015

Case law teaches contractors a valuable lesson when dealing with ownership of copyright. It is essential to deal with each party's position