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How close is too close? A look into the use of altered trade marks and third-party ‘patches’ in videogames

United Kingdom - February 16 2021 Games developers may want to deliver a realistic experience, but this can leave them open to claims where it extends to including sports teams without…

Designs first published in the UK ineligible for EU unregistered designs protection

European Union, United Kingdom - October 9 2020 Designs first disclosed in the UK will no longer be eligible for protection, requiring UK designers to be creative in how they use other options to…

Arty Rajendra, Sophia Christou.

Advocate General casts doubt over hyperlink techniques

European Union, United Kingdom - September 28 2020 The opinion in a copyright case could have important implications for the use of inline framing and inline linking techniques that are commonly used…

Sophia Christou.

SkyKick: High Court narrows Sky’s trade mark protection and criticises the use of trade marks as a weapon

United Kingdom - May 7 2020 On 29 April 2020, the English High Court handed down its eagerly awaited judgment in Sky plc v SkyKick UK Ltd, holding, perhaps unsur…

Richard May.

IP after Brexit: consequences and checklists

European Union, United Kingdom - February 21 2020 Brexit has consequences for intellectual property in the UK. Our Insight draws together some of the headline issues alongside actions to consider…

Michelle Radom, Richard May.