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Lidl has had its trade mark application for 'Deluxe' rejected on the basis that it is devoid of distinctive character. Although unsurprising, the decision serves as a good reminder for all brand owners when creating new brand names to give careful consideration to ensure they are original.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 26 January 2015 | Practice Area: Trademarks
In 2013, Rihanna took legal action against Topshop and its parent company for using an image of her on a T-shirt, and succeeded with her claim of passing-off. The Court of Appeal has now ruled that the High Court judge who decided the case was correct to side with Rihanna, as Shoosmiths reports.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 26 January 2015 | Practice Area: Passing Off
The Court of Appeal has delivered its decision in the litigation between popstar Rihanna and Topshop, upholding the trial judge's finding that Topshop's unauthorised use of Rihanna's image on a T-shirt was passing off. In this briefing, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co reports on the case.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 23 January 2015 | Practice Area: Passing Off
Setting up your own business can be a daunting prospect, and it is easy to overlook simple things which can expose you to personal liabilities. However, there are simple steps that can be put in place to protect business people from personal liability - this briefing looks at how to limit the risks.
Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 19 January 2015 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
This Baker & McKenzie report - which is based on a survey of 350 CEOs, GCs and other C-suite officers - investigates the corporate appetite for business transformations, and assesses how companies can overcome the increasingly challenging legal, regulatory and tax barriers to such changes.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 16 January 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate reorganisation
The topic of e-cigarettes continues to provoke debate and split opinion within the UK, and the Department for Health has published proposed regulations to restrict their sale to under-eighteens in England and Wales. In this briefing, Bond Dickinson looks at the proposals.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 12 January 2015 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
For this report, Baker & McKenzie conducted a global survey to build a better picture of its clients' use of social media. The report looks at the types of business that are using social media, the key reasons for its use, and the ways in which organisations are tackling the associated risks.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 07 January 2015 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing
As of 1 January this year, there has been a major change to the EU VAT rules which will affect businesses established in the EU and that supply digital services to end consumers located in other EU jurisdictions. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the steps businesses should take.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 05 January 2015 | Practice Area: VAT and Sales Tax
In what has been described as the most significant change in Cuba policy in more than 50 years, US President Barack Obama has begun the process of re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, which were severed in 1961. DLA looks at the prospects for new opportunities for US business.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 02 January 2015 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
In a landmark ruling, the Court of Appeal has overturned a Leeds County Court decision that bus operators must have in place a policy which requires drivers to compel passengers to move from the wheelchair space to make way for wheelchair users. This briefing looks at the impact of the decision.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 15 December 2014 | Practice Area: Road
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