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Crying wolf: Is access to IP justice open to all?

Crying wolf: Is access to IP justice open to all?

By | 03 Jun 2019

After a Wolverhampton Wanderers fan's claim to have designed the football club's badge was thrown out of the High Court in May, Fieldfisher intellectual property partner, John Linneker*, examines why this case fell down and how the court system caters for individual claimants.

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General Court: appeals against reasons included in decision for sake of completeness are ineffective

By | 09 Apr 2019

This article looks at the EU General Court's decision in Ilhan v European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (Case T-785/17, 24 January 2019), concerning the registration of the EU trade mark BIG SAM SPORTSWEAR COMPANY, which was found to be invalid.

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General Court: incorrect ground need not lead to annulment of measure

By | 01 Mar 2019

This article looks at the EU General Court's decision in Turbo-K International v European Union Intellectual Property (EUIPO) (Case T-671/17, 17 January 2019) concerning a successful opposition to the trade mark TURBO-K on the basis of unregistered UK rights.

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Frank Industries v. Nike: IPEC takes modern approach to assessment of consumer perception

By | 22 Nov 2018

This article looks at the decision in Frank Industries Pty Ltd v Nike Retail BV ([2018] EWHC 1893 (Ch)) concerning a dispute over the claimant's LNDR trade marks for clothing.

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UEFA Scores its own blocking injunction

UEFA Scores its own blocking injunction

By | 30 Apr 2018

A recent blocking injunction requires internet service providers to block access to servers providing infringing streams of live UEFA matches.

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Summary of EU Commission Paper on IP and Brexit

28 Nov 2017

The EU Commission Paper on IP and Brexit considers the key principles which it believes need to be in place at the date of the Withdrawal Agreement in relation to intellectual property rights.

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Proposed criteria for parallel imports of Schweppes products

By and | 16 Nov 2017

This article looks at the Advocate General's decision in Schweppes SA v Red Paralela SL (Case C 291/16) concerning parallel imports and exhaustion of rights.

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UNITED KINGDOM: High Court Finds "I" and "WATCH" in IWATCH Descriptive

By and | 02 Aug 2017

This article looks at the High Court decision in Apple Inc v Arcadia Trading Ltd [2017] EWHC 440 (Ch) in which it found that the trade mark IWATCH was descriptive of computer software.

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