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12th July 2022
Who owns NFTs?

For any avid readers you may recall back in our Spring Retail Scanner we covered NFTs, specifically what they are and what they mean for retailers and their IP. In …

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12th July 2022
A question of refills but also one of trade marks

The case Advocate General Giovanni Pitruzzelli provided an Opinion on 12th May 2022 in a case being heard by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), originating from …

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12th July 2022
Costing the earth – fashion circularity might just be the solution to a sustainable fashion industry

What types of industries come to mind when you think of those that are most polluting? Oil and gas? Aviation? Well, when it comes to polluting industries, it may surprise …

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12th July 2022
Ownership in the metaverse – a (virtual) reality or a real fiction?

A look at whether you own and control what you buy in the space. First things first, let’s define the metaverse The metaverse can be described as a network of …

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12th July 2022
Christian Louboutin and Amazon: cases of marketplace liability

The cases The Advocate General provided an Opinion on 2nd June 2022 on two joined cases going before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), originating from the …

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12th July 2022
Conceptual similarity – when is ‘well known’ enough?

Trade mark conflicts between two identical marks used for identical products are relatively rare. Most conflicts evolve around the question whether the marks in question are similar. If the marks …

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8th March 2022
The exhaustion of rights regime and the recent update from the Government

The current position Since 1973 when the UK joined the then European Common Market, the UK has followed an exhaustion of IP rights regime which has enabled the secondary sale …

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8th March 2022
Are your retail trade marks at risk?

It is safe to say that the average consumer will make no distinction between retail services offered by single-brand stores and retail services offered by multi-brand stores (department stores). Following …

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8th March 2022
Self-scanning technology

What innovation is happening at the tills? What are the technology changes at self-scanning machines? The food & drink industry is devoting huge resources in the drive towards a circular …

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