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CMA draft guidance on environmental claims - six new principles for businesses to follow

United Kingdom - June 14 2021 On 21 May 2021 the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published for consultation draft consumer protection law guidance for…

Louise Popple, Adam Rendle

Much ado about ballet shoes - important designs case on copying

European Union, United Kingdom - February 2 2021 In a recent IPEC case, the Court considered the validity and infringement of a Registered Community Design (RCD) and Unregistered Community Design…

Brexit: International marks, unregistered designs and more

European Union, United Kingdom - December 18 2020 At the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, a comparable UK trade mark registration will be created for every EUTM that is…

Louise Popple

"Bait and switch" selling: when is it OK to sell competing products?

United Kingdom - December 18 2020 In Pliteq Inc & Pliteq (UK) Ltd v iKoustic Ltd & Ricky Lee Parsons [2020] EWHC 2564, a former distributor of a trade mark owner's products was not…

Louise Popple

Jurisdiction in EU trade mark cases: AMS Neve v Heritage Audio

European Union, United Kingdom - August 10 2020 The latest decision in the case of AMS Neve Limited v Heritage Audio has been handed down by IPEC. This has been a long-running case involving various…