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14th November 2022
The question of lookalike products

Can brand owners get lookalike products off the supermarket shelves? Q4 2022 has been a period of high inflation, with the nation’s favourite budget food items climbing as much as …

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8th November 2022
Tesco v Lidl over “Clubcard Prices” logo

Every ‘Lidl’ Helps / Big on Quality, ‘Tesco’ on Price. A decision of interest to the retail industry and retailers, but also to trade mark attorneys and lawyers on the …

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8th November 2022
Trade marks going green

How brands can engage in ‘green marketing’ while avoiding claims of “greenwashing” Due to rising public awareness of climate change and environmental issues, consumers are increasingly making purchase decisions based …

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8th November 2022
Appropriation of culture v appreciation of culture

Intellectual property rights protection of cultural heritage On what grounds is Florence-based Uffizi Galleries suing French designer Jean Paul Gaultier for using Botticelli’s “the Birth of Venus” image in his …

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8th November 2022
Sustainability and innovation in the retail sector

The impact that businesses have on the environment is facing ever-more scrutiny from customers, employees and investors. For this reason, sustainability and climate change are important issues on corporate agendas …

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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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