Katherine Thompson

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It’s not over until the fat lady sings - Curtain call for Florence Foster Jenkins grapples with a thorny issue around cost caps

United Kingdom - March 8 2018 The operatic saga in Martin v Kogan couldn’t resist returning to the stage for a final curtain call, in Hacon J’s decision on costs. The court found…

Hitting the right notes - Florence Foster Jenkins provides helpful guidance on joint ownership of copyright

United Kingdom - January 23 2018 It’s not often that IPEC decisions rival the drama of the silver screen, but the recent decision from Hacon J regarding the film Florence Foster…

EU Certification marks get off to a cautious start

European Union - October 9 2017 One of the biggest changes to the EU trade mark system which came into force on 1 October was the introduction of the EU Certification Mark. So far…

Paternity test gives positive result for BÉBÉ LILLY

France - June 14 2017 Bébé Lilly, an animated baby girl, has released thirteen singles, of which two were recorded by M. Abdelkader Daroul in 2005 and 2006. At around the…

China announces big reductions in official trade mark fees

China - April 13 2017 In a move that will be welcomed by many brand owners, the Chinese Trade Mark Office has slashed many of its official fees as of 1st April 2017. The…