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Fishy trade mark gets off the hook
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • November 9 2011

In a judgment from HHJ Colin Birss QC, the High Court has considered the issue of passing off and specifically whether, in order to demonstrate goodwill in the UK, it is necessary to prove the existence of actual customers in the UK.


Is the Unilin decision a sledgehammer to crack a nut?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • February 2 2011

It is now several years since the Court of Appeal gave its controversial decision in Unilin v Berry.


Mismatch of patent marketing authoristion product SPCs rejected
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2010

This was a decision of Lewison J in the Patents Court, on appeal from the Comptroller.


The scope of the DNA patents - ECJ's decision in Monsanto v Cefetra
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • July 7 2010

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has handed down its decision on the scope of protection to be afforded to DNA sequence patents.


Upstream without a paddle - Eli Lilly and Company v Human Genome Sciences Inc
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • February 12 2010

Jacob LJ, giving his judgment for the Court of Appeal with which the other members of the court agreed, has upheld the decision of Kitchin J that the patent-in-suit was invalid for lack of industrial application.


Tactical trade marks and bad faith bunnies?
  • Gowling WLG
  • Austria, United Kingdom, European Union
  • August 27 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) had provided guidance to the national Austrian court as to the factors to be considered when determining whether a registration applied for in the knowledge that other very similar marks were being used in the Community is to be considered as having been made in bad faith.


Proposals for the reform of the Patents County Court
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • August 11 2009

The proposals for the reform of the Patents County Court have now been published and contain sweeping changes to procedure in the junior Intellectual Property (IP) court of England and Wales.


Big boost for brands
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • June 18 2009

In a dispute concerning downmarket fragrances intended to be smell-a-likes for several of L'Oreal's famous perfumes, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has provided guidance to the UK Court of Appeal which will be welcomed by many brand owners.


IP in the UK budget
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2009

A first glance through the Budget - and the 222 pages of notes produced by the Treasury - didn't look promising.


European Court gives boost to selective distribution strategies for luxury trade mark owners
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • April 24 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has provided guidance, which strengthens the ability of luxury trade mark owners to maintain and enforce a selective distribution network for branded goods.