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The High Court whips up a design rights treat
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2015

Shortly before Christmas, the High Court handed down its judgment on a case relating to the design of ice cream vans. Arnold J found that the

UK - High Court gives guidance on application of IP Translator to class 9 goods in infringement and invalidity counterclaim
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2014

If you have had difficulty securing trade mark registration, think carefully about your use in order to avoid infringement action. In 2010

High Court warns not to delay when requesting a stay
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • August 26 2014

In proceedings in which the defendants had already been found liable for passing off and trademark infringement in respect of the BETTY BOOP

Lies, damned lies and social media coverage of trade mark disputes the TV programme previously known as “GLEE”?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • United Kingdom
  • July 24 2014

Remember when you could rely on social media for fair, unbiased and objective coverage of the news? Me neither

Perfect your foreign trademark rights early or risk losing them forever
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • July 22 2014

On July 18th a U.K. Judge ruled that Twentieth Century Fox Films must change the name of its television show, "Glee", because it infringes the name

Living dangerously with cheeky packaging?
  • Marks & Clerk
  • United Kingdom
  • July 21 2014

In recent years, an increasing number of supermarkets have introduced own-branded products whose external appearance closely resembles that of the

IP snapshot August 2014
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 21 2014

The ECJ has ruled that a trade mark can be registered for a service bringing together services. In this case, a price comparison website applied to

Betty Boop and infringement of a word mark by the use of an image
  • Wedlake Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2014

There have been numerous examples of both celebrities and the owners of well-known fictional characters failing to prevent third parties using their

UK High Court finds Betty Boop rights infringed
  • A&L Goodbody
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2014

The UK High Court issued a ruling on Tuesday in Hearst Holdings Inc & Another v A.V.E.L.A. Inc & Others (2014 EWHC 439 (Ch)) finding that so-called

IP snapshot February 2014
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 4 2014

The Court of Appeal has upheld the judgment of Briggs J under the doctrine of extended passing off that Chobani, by marketing a yoghurt made outside