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Court of Appeal holds that online use of "MERCK" in UK by MSD amounted to breach of its 1970 contract with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

United Kingdom, Germany - November 24 2017 The English Court of Appeal has today handed down its decision in the dispute between pharmaceutical companies, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and...

Ning Ning Li, Nick Aries.

All in the name of business

United Kingdom - December 9 2016 This High Court decision should encourage owners of eponymous brands to think carefully about the possible implications of contractual provisions...

Stefan Shaw.

Merck kGaA v Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp & othrs: An example of why the English court system is an efficient neutral forum to resolve disputes between foreign parties

United Kingdom - March 8 2016 The recent case of Merck kGaA v Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp & othrs 2016 EWHC49 (Pat) illustrates why the English Court system is a good neutral forum...

Steven Baker, Louise Lanzkron.

Starbucks (Hong Kong) Ltd and others v British Sky Broadcasting Group plc

United Kingdom - May 14 2015 This case concerns the NOW trade mark for the claimants' internet television service in Hong Kong. The registered mark had been held to be...

Audrey Horton.

English Court of Appeal split on whether own-name defence to trade mark infringement could be relied on in ASSOS v ASOS

United Kingdom - April 1 2015 In a decision handed down this afternoon by the Court of Appeal in Roger Maier and Assos of Switzerland SA -v- ASOS plc and ASOS.com Limited, the...

Toby Bond, Nick Aries.