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Sale of Grey Goods - Criminal Offence

Written by Thomas Mould on 08 December 2016

R v C and others [2016] EWCA Crim 1617. The Court of Appeal has held that a criminal offence may be committed under the Trade Marks Act 1994 (TMA) through the sale, distribution or possession with a view to sale, of grey goods.
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Brexit in the Supreme Court

Written by Samuel O'Toole on 06 December 2016

Ten men and one woman decide whether parliament or the government has the authority to trigger Brexit in a historic legal challenge.
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Titanic v Titanic - trade mark litigation

Written by Thomas Mould on 06 December 2016

A legal battle over use of the word Titanic in the names of a Huddersfield spa and a Liverpool hotel has ended in success for the operators of the Huddersfield spa after they challenged the Liverpool operation’s use of the name.
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Duran Duran US copyright loss

Written by Ellis Sweetenham on 02 December 2016

Duran Duran, 80’s pop group, are said to be ‘saddened and outraged’ at their loss of their fight to reclaim the US copyright rights of their first three albums.
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Hampshire School Faces Copyright Action Threat

Written by Fozia Cheychi on 29 November 2016

Samuel French Ltd- the publishing company that handle the licensing of theatre productions have threatened legal action against Hounsdown School in Totton, Hampshire for their version of the multi- award winning West End and Broadway hit- Blood Brothers.
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US Start-Up Sues L’Oréal for Patent Infringement

Written by Fozia Cheychi on 25 November 2016

Santa Barbara based Start-Up- Olaplex LLC has initiated patent infringement and false advertising proceedings against L’Oréal in relation to its award-winning hair care product called ‘Olaplex Bond Multiplier No 1’.
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Trump’s trade marks

Written by Ellis Sweetenham on 24 November 2016

Whilst the President elect waits for the New Year it seems that Trump’s business mind has been ticking away.
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Battrump

Written by Michael Coyle on 24 November 2016

It was reported last month that a Coventry nightclub received a cease and desist letter from Trump's people regarding use of his image....
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WIPO increases fees for Madrid filings

Written by Michael Coyle on 22 November 2016

WIPO has notified new fees for the registration and renewal of international trade marks registered under the Madrid Protocol and designating the UK, which will apply to applications, subsequent designations and renewals filed on or after 10 December 2016.
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