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What is the number one?

Written by Sam O'Toole on 29 June 2015

Three Judges in the Court of Appeal recently deliberated on the meaning of the number one in a patent case.
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Lego mark upheld

Written by Ellis Sweetenham on 23 June 2015

Lego has succeeded in its battle to uphold the Community trade mark which it owns in relation to the well-known yellow figurine after a competitor questioned its status.
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Canary Wharf loses trade mark

Written by Michael Coyle on 13 June 2015

Canary Wharf loses appeal Sometimes you do wonder why people appeal even when they have little or no chance of success. This was the case this month over the trade mark application by Canary Wharf Group Plc ('CWG') to register the sign 'CANARY WHARF' in relation to various goods and services including the goods real estate and services for Car parking services and building design services. The UKIPO rightly rejected the application on the basis of the 'absolute grounds' of objection set out in s3(1)(b) and s3(1)(c) of the Trade Marks Act 1994.
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A victory for religion?

Written by Michael Coyle on 13 June 2015

Religion or belief and sexual orientation are protected characteristics under section 4 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010). But what happens when these protected characteristcs clash with say homosexuality. The Tribunal discussed these issues in Mbuyi v Newpark Childcare (Shepherds Bush) Ltd ET/3300656/14, 4 June 2015.
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Controlled auction - seller’s preparations

Written by Mekael Rahman on 01 June 2015

A brief note on some of the key things a seller must do for a controlled auction. The amount of preparation required is far greater when compared with a sale that just involves one potential purchaser.
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