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The future of self-driving vehicles

Written by Demi- Leigh Mason, a student at Southampton Solent University on 13 December 2018

It seems likely that by 2025, the first self-driving vehicles will be commercially acquirable.
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Use it or lose it, the implications of not using a trade mark

Written by Samuel O'Toole on 13 December 2018

Once registered, the work of a trade mark proprietor does not end. In fact it is only just the beginning. In addition to keeping an eye on trade mark applicants attempting to register identical or similar marks to your own, the registration needs to be put to genuine use.
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Cadbury loses latest trade mark battle

Written by Mekael Rahman on 07 December 2018

Cadbury recently lost a trade mark battle with rival Nestle. Following the latter’s complaint, the Court of Appeal ruled against the former which tried to update its existing trade mark, intending to acquire protection for a larger ambit of confectionery.
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The taste of cheese is not protected by copyright

Written by Mekael Rahman on 29 November 2018

The Netherlands’ court of appeal had asked the European Court of Justice to rule on whether the taste of food could be protected under the Copyright Directive. The latter deduced that the taste of food was too ‘subjective and variable’ for it to satisfy the requirements for copyright protection.
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