Fake vs Real

How to minimise the impact of online counterfeit

Last year a brand protection survey commissioned by MarkMonitor found that "31% of online shoppers had unintentionally purchased fake goods".

Amazon finds itself in ‘Hot Water’

Battle over counterfeit perfume

CJEU issues its decision in Coty Germany v Amazon – Amazon does not infringe brand owners’ trade mark rights by stocking infringing goods.

Design-focused furniture industry

Should IP protection be a priority?

Over the past few decades, furniture design has taken the leap from basic utility to luxury symbol. As a result, appearance and exterior shape play an ever more important role in the success of a furniture product.

Made in China

SPC’s position on OEM - Honda case

Although China is becoming an increasingly important consumer market, it still has the reputation of being a cheap (counterfeit) production country, with "Original Equipment Manufacturers" (OEM) being the motor of the Chinese economy.

Battle of the Bentleys

Luxury carmaker defeated by family-run Bentley Clothing

In November 2019 a small family run clothing company won a trade mark infringement action in the High Court against world renowned luxury car manufacturer, Bentley Motors. (Case Bentley 1962 Limited & Brandlogic Limited v Bentley Motors Limited [2019] EWHC 2925 (Ch)).

SkyKick ruling

CJEU clarifies the test for a new form of bad faith

Brand owners (and their trade mark teams) will have breathed a small sigh of relief when the long-awaited CJEU Judgement in Skykick was handed down at the end of January 2020.

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