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Passing off and trade marks: issue estoppel as defence

United Kingdom - July 5 2021 The Court of Appeal has considered an issue estoppel defence to a claim in passing off relating to the name of a former musical group.A trade mark…

Finding the Plot for Database Rights: Ordnance Survey v 77m: Database rights in and infringement of a geospatial address dataset

United Kingdom - July 14 2020 Since the 1700s the Ordnance Survey (OS) has been the UK’s national mapping services agency, publishing accurate and detailed maps of the topography…

Trade marks: damages for infringement of trade marks revoked for non-use

European Union, United Kingdom - May 5 2020 The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled on the availability of damages for trade mark infringement where a trade mark has been revoked for…

Trade marks: jurisdiction over infringement by non-EU defendant

European Union, United Kingdom - March 2 2020 The High Court has refused permission to serve outside the jurisdiction a claim for trade mark infringement, passing off and unlawful means…

Copyright: protection of designs as copyright works

European Union, United Kingdom - March 2 2020 The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has considered the extent to which designs could be protected as copyright works. Background Recital 60 of the…