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27th November 2020
A very modern Instagram tale

Missguided is a UK-based retailer selling primarily clothing which is aimed at young female purchasers and garners much PR from influencers and social media. The company was founded in 2009 …

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27th November 2020
Blockchain and counterfeit goods

Blockchain is still a buzzword but how can it help in the business of combatting the problem of counterfeit goods? Firstly, what is Blockchain? Blockchain has been around as concept …

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4th July 2020
Product Listing Ads

A question of liability, algorithms and AI. Product listing advertisements (PLAs) should not be unknown to the reader. They generally appear at the top of search results or half way …

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4th July 2020
PlanetArt LLC vs Photobox Limited

High Court judgement regarding mobile phone app icons. An interesting High Court judgment (England and Wales) has been handed down regarding infringement and passing off in relation to a mobile phone app. …

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4th July 2020
Long road in China

Success for New Balance and $1.5 million. The N logo is synonymous with New Balance running shoes and is pretty much instantly recognised by consumers around the world and has …

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4th July 2020
Halloumi vs EUIPO

Halloumi’s battle for likelihood of confusion. Recently The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a decision in the interesting “HALLOUMI versus EUIPO” case which sheds some light …

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4th July 2020
Application of Cofemel and KIKO

Can retail formats be protected by copyright? In April this year the Italian Supreme Court gave its decision in relation to the longstanding dispute between Italian cosmetics company Kiko and …

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4th July 2020
No sugar coating for Cargill

EPO revokes patent for low-calorie confectionery. Board of Appeal decision (T1384/16) highlights the importance of data in food and drink patents, as well as the pitfalls of opposition and appeal …

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4th April 2020
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 …

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