Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
Within a week of his landmark ruling in the Cartier v Sky case, Arnold J has handed down his decision in another request for website blocking orders, this time to prohibit copyright infringement pursuant to section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as this briefing explains.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 28 October 2014 | Practice Area: E-Commerce
On 1 October the Intellectual Property Act 2014 brought in a number of changes to intellectual property law in the UK. This Bond Dickinson briefing focuses on the provisions relating to design law which are aimed at simplifying and strengthening design protection for the UK’s design sector.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 27 October 2014 | Practice Area: Designs
This quarterly DLA Piper newsletter rounds up the latest news, comment and legal updates from the world of fashion, retail and design. This edition has a particular focus on technology and e-commerce, as digitalisation continues to put a new spin on business for retailers.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 27 October 2014 | Practice Area: E-Commerce
In Cartier, Montblanc and Richemont v BSkyB, BT, TalkTalk, EE and Virgin, Arnold J has handed down a landmark judgment requiring UK internet service providers to block access to websites selling counterfeit products. The case is the first of its kind in Europe in the trade mark world.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 23 October 2014 | Practice Area: Trademarks
The Court of Appeal has found that the extensive use by Specsavers of its green, shaded trade mark is enough to constitute genuine use of its wordless mark, in the final instalment of a long-running dispute which stemmed from Asda's aggressive marketing strategy for its in-store optician service.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 21 October 2014 | Practice Area: Trademarks
The economic environment facing UK law firms remains fluid and challenging, with M&A, alternative business models, talent wars and data security threats just some of the key issues. This, PwC's 23rd annual benchmarking survey on law firms, looks at these issues and more.
Law Firm: PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) | Published: 20 October 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
In a test case brought by Richemont, the owner of luxury brands such as Cartier, the High Court has ordered the UK's main internet service providers to block access to websites selling counterfeit products. The ruling is significant as the first website blocking order awarded to a brand owner.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 20 October 2014 | Practice Area: Copyright
On 15 October, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in Specsavers v Asda. In delivering the leading judgment, Lord Justice Kitchin ruled that Specsavers' appeal should be allowed and that its wordless Community trade mark should not be revoked for non-use, as Herbert Smith Freehills reports.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 17 October 2014 | Practice Area: Trademarks
It is almost a year since the enactment of Indonesia's new regulations on Indonesian-language labelling requirements for goods. The new regulations took effect on 25 June for goods which have not been distributed, but there is a grace period for goods distributed before 25 June, as Bakers reports.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 13 October 2014 | Practice Area: Product Liability and Labelling
This guide sets out key legal developments in the coming months and years ahead from a UK perspective. Subjects covered include changes in employment law, the new arbitration rules, banking reforms, pensions law changes and details of developments in corporate and competition law and regulation.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 09 October 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
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