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50th british food gets european protection

United Kingdom - October 30 2012 Congratulations to Newmarket Sausages which have become the 50th British Food to obtain protection under the European Protected Food Names Scheme....

Hannah Steggles.


Opening the Patent Box

United Kingdom - March 20 2012 In June 2011, the Government carried out a consultation into a proposed tax regime known as the "Patent Box"....

Rachel Bradley, Scott Farnsworth, Hannah Steggles, Jenna Bruce.


Trading standards cracking down on unauthorised use of Olympic brands

United Kingdom - February 10 2011 All of the official names, phrases, trade marks, logos and designs related to the 2012 games and Olympic and Paralympic movements are legally protected in the UK and rigorously defended by the London 2012 committee....

Hannah Steggles, Jenna Bruce.


A red card for the Premier League?

European Union - February 10 2011 In a non-binding opinion given on 3 February 2011, Advocate General Kokott of the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") has advised that exclusive, territory specific licences of the right to broadcast English Premier League football matches are contrary to EU law....

Hannah Steggles, Jenna Bruce.


L'Oréal case smells like trouble for product comparison advertising

United Kingdom - July 5 2010 On 21 May 2010, the Court of Appeal ruled that the use of perfume 'smell-alike' comparison lists amounts to trade mark infringement....

Hannah Steggles, Jenna Bruce.