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The NOW TV case: mere reputation of international brand is not enough to protect unregistered trade mark in the UK
  • Fladgate LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 16 2015

The world has “internationalised” at an astonishing rate in the last 20 to 30 years. People are better travelled and are familiar with overseas

EMEA legal insights bulletin
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Azerbaijan, Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • September 15 2015

It is forecast that seven of the top 10 countries in terms of GDP growth within the next decade will be from Africa. But this growth is wholly

Protecting your Intellectual Property in the UK
  • Cooley LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 9 2015

The digital revolution has dramatically changed how we interact with technology. Consumers are now also co-creators and technology is becoming

UK Supreme Court reaffirms its "hardline" approach to the law of passing off
  • Rouse
  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • July 21 2015

It all started in 2012, when Starbucks (the broadcasters not baristas!) was not best pleased to learn of Sky's intention to launch its new "NOW TV"

UK goodwill still reigns "supreme"
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • June 22 2015

The question to the Supreme Court was whether a claimant in a passing off action needs to have actual customers in the UK or whether it is sufficient

Passing off in the UK, Australia and New Zealand: a divergence in criteria
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • May 29 2015

On 13 May 2015, the UK Supreme Court affirmed the traditional requirements for the tort of passing off. The Court maintained that a claimant must

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

Domain names and sports teams
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 27 2015

In the early stages of the internet domain names were used as a way to locate specific computers on the internet often referred to as 'signposting'

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

Scrambling for the win: Mattel and Zynga in the UK Court of Appeal
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • United Kingdom
  • April 16 2015

Toy manufacturing giant Mattel has won out in the final round of its recent dispute with social game services provider Zynga (of Farmville and Words