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Common Design in IP

Written by Michael Coyle on 21 October 2016

Too often in IP litigation the successful party wins its case and seeks to enforce the Judgement against the losing party only to be told the losing party is now in administration. Well in IP you must consider Common Design as a way of protecting your position in the event that you do win ie join in the director!
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To stream or not to stream

Written by Michael Coyle on 21 October 2016

Our creative industries are worth a fortune. £84.1 billion according to an excellent study from the IP Crime Group and Intellectual Property Office. The two organisations have collaborated to produce an assessment of the level of IP crime in the UK and to highlight the actions taken by businesses, law enforcement and government to respond to it.
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Wanted, Alive and in Court

Written by Samuel O'Toole on 17 October 2016

Duco Events, a leading boxing promoter in the Asia Pacific region, has taken to chasing a copyright pirate on Facebook.
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Taking your fashion brand online- e-shop advice

Written by Michael Coyle on 17 October 2016

With all traditional medias moving online, shopping is no different. In 2015, the UK public spent approx. £114 billion online shopping for their favourite brands and items. This has caused a serious drop in the amount spend in actual shops.
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Pfizer Loses Appeal in UK Patent Case

Written by Fozia Cheychi on 14 October 2016

The drug giant- Pfizer has lost an appeal in the UK Court of Appeal. The UK court of Appeal has affirmed an earlier High Court judgment that ruled Actavis has not infringed Pfizer’s patent in relation to the use of pregabalin as a treatment for epilepsy.
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Brexit and Prices

Written by Michael Coyle on 13 October 2016

Tesco and Unlever are both making headlines as Brexit hits our consumer goods..but in reality it will be detailed in the supply agreements.
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Brexit legality in the Royal Court of Justice

Written by Samuel O'Toole on 13 October 2016

Today, 13 October 2016, three of the most senior Judges in England and Wales namely, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, newly appointed master of the rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, and Lord Justice Sales will hear arguments from both sides of Brexit in the Royal Courts of Justice.
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