Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
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
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
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
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
The landscape of UK consumer rights law is undergoing its largest reform since 1979, and this month sees the implementation of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading (Amendment) Regulations. Shoosmiths looks at the aims of the new legislation and sets out the pitfalls for lawyers to watch out.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 07 October 2014 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection
After Tesco announced an internal investigation into its financial reporting of its half-year results, the Groceries Code Adjudicator has confirmed she has asked Tesco to examine its behaviour towards suppliers during the company's internal review, as Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co reports.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 06 October 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
On 1 September, Singapore Customs issued a circular notifying traders and declaring agents of changes to the permit exemptions under Regulation 13(2) of the Strategic Goods (Control) Regulations. In this briefing, Baker & McKenzie looks at the announcement in context and sets out the implications.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 06 October 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
The National Bank of Ukraine has introduced contingency measures related to foreign trade and investment transactions, as well as relaxing previously introduced rules on the mandatory sale of foreign currency proceeds. Baker & McKenzie looks at the details and sets out some actions to consider.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 02 October 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
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