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Don’t be an IP Fool: Is Del Boy protected as a character under UK copyright?

United Kingdom - November 2 2022 Can a well-known character, such as Del Boy, be protected by copyright in the UK? Can copyright subsist in the world of Only Fools and Horses rather…

Charlotte Kong

“Checkmate” for Louis Vuitton

European Union - October 27 2022 Last week the European Court gave a decision that Louis Vuitton had been fighting to avoid since 2015. The Court decided that Louis Vuitton’s “Damier…

Millie Pierce, Stephen Sidkin

When intellectual property and online marketplaces collide: Amazon infringed Beverly Hills Polo Club trade marks

European Union, United Kingdom - August 4 2022 It may be a glib remark, but online marketplaces have revolutionised commerce. What you can buy, where you can buy it from and how you buy it has…

Claire Bowler

The Samsung smartwatch and Swatch: trade mark infringement in the spotlight

United Kingdom - July 27 2022 In a recent case, the High Court has ruled that Samsung infringed Swatch’s trade marks by including them in digital watch faces, despite the fact…

Claire Bowler

Anatomy of an appeal: HRH Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers

United Kingdom, USA - March 9 2022 Associated Newspapers (known for publishing The Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday and Mail Online in the UK), lost its appeal against a High Court ruling…

Charlotte Kong