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Fashions fades, style is eternal: the problems of protecting a signature style
  • Collyer Bristow LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2015

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. That may be so, but in the visionary world of fashion a brand's signature style is the

Counterfeit goods: has the war on ISPs just gotten tougher?
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2014

The pressure on ISPs to take responsibility for the sites accessible through their services has been growing in recent years (e.g., the requirement

High Courts against websites selling counterfeit goods
  • D Young & Co
  • United Kingdom
  • October 23 2014

In a recent decision the High Court has granted a series of orders sought by Richemont (the owner of a number of luxury brands such as Cartier

Put it in writing: copyright licences and implied terms
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 14 2015

The courts are reluctant to imply terms into contracts Written copyright licences avoid uncertainty and disputes The recent case of Orvec

Losing interest? Is ‘initial interest confusion’ dead in UK trade mark law?
  • D Young & Co
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2015

The Court of Appeal has denounced 'initial interest confusion' as having no place in trade mark infringement in the European Union (EU), putting the

SCRABBLE misses out on double word score in app dispute
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 2 2015

In the recent case of J.W. Spear & Sons Ltd & Others v Zynga Inc 2015 EWCA Civ 290 the Court of Appeal considered trade mark infringement and

Fake goods online: court agrees websites selling counterfeit goods should be blocked
  • D Young & Co
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2015

The recent High Court decision in Cartier v B Sky B has confirmed that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) may be ordered to block or impede access to

Pearls of wisdom from Purle J: don’t undervalue your solicitor’s advice or pay the price
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 9 2014

The recent case of Husky Group Ltd (“Husky”) underlines the importance of following your lawyer’s advice and not pursuing the defense of the

BrandWrites - December 2014
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • December 3 2014

A 3D trade mark in relation to a new unique product idea could in theory have been a way to achieve a monopoly on the market. However, while the

United Kingdom: an imperfect image
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2015

The term ‘image rights’ or publicity rights refers to an individual’s right to exploit and prevent others from using his or her name, image, likeness