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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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German Draft law on Legal Tech: Take the plunge!

German Draft law on Legal Tech: Take the plunge!

By | 29 May 2019

Germany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP) create modern legislation for legal services.

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Ady van Nieuwenhuizen Business Trip to China

14 May 2019

Ady has been on a one week business trip to China. The purpose of this trip was to visit several Chinese airlines regarding advice in the field of data protection law and visit Fieldfisher's China offices.

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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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La Cour d'appel d'Amiens rend un arrêt par lequel elle condamne un fabricant de chaussettes pour des pratiques d'espionnage informatique sur le fondement de la concurrence déloyale

La Cour d'appel d'Amiens rend un arrêt par lequel elle condamne un fabricant de chaussettes pour des pratiques d'espionnage informatique sur le fondement de la concurrence déloyale

By , and | 06 Feb 2019

Le 31 janvier dernier, la Cour d'appel d'Amiens a rendu un arrêt par lequel elle condamne le fabricant de chaussettes Kindy à payer à son concurrent, la société Tricotage des Vosges (TDV), des dommages et intérêts de plus d'un million d'euros pour des faits de parasitisme commercial du fait du détournement et de l'exploitation d'informations confidentielles relevant du secret des affaires, infirmant ainsi le jugement qui avait été rendu, le 19 janvier 2017, par le Tribunal de commerce de Beauvais.

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