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CJEU rules brand owners can prevent de-branded parallel imports
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada, European Union
  • August 6 2018

The CJEU has held that the proprietor of a mark may take action against parallel importers of their products who remove all signs identical to their


Employment Essentials: 5 from July 2018
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • August 1 2018

Treatment of "sleep-in" shifts for National Minimum Wage (NMW) purposes is an area that has caused considerable confusion over recent years. Where a


EU trade mark of four finger KitKat shape not validly registered says CJEU
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • July 26 2018

The Court of Justice of the European Union yesterday issued its judgment in relation to Swiss chocolate giant Nestlé's EU trade mark for the shape of


European Commission puts business on Brexit amber alert
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • July 20 2018

Yesterday, the European Commission released a Communication entitled 'Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30


Senior manager conduct rules
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • July 10 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its near-final rules and guidance on the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR). The SMCR


The EU (Withdrawal) Act - What you need to know
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • July 5 2018

On 26 June the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ('the EUWA') received royal assent. The purpose of the new law is to avoid a legal vacuum once laws which


UK Supreme Court rules on brands' cost contribution for internet blocking orders
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • June 14 2018

The UK Supreme Court has returned its long-awaited judgment in the Richemont litigation, holding that brand owners must indemnify internet service


A guide to how patent law works
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA, European Union
  • June 14 2018

Patent and intellectual property laws are essential to enabling organisations to be able to gain protection for the innovations that they develop. The


Prior rights and registered intellectual property
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • June 7 2018

This article explores if the exclusive rights in a trademark can be obtained in the course of trade without registration and what is the scope of such


Trade Secrets Directive becomes directly effective: changes to the law in the UK, France and Germany?
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • June 7 2018

On 9 June 2018, the deadline expires for EU Member States to implement the necessary legislation to give effect to the 'Trade Secrets Directive'. Our