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15 September 2017 The London Fashion Week problem - Brexit and the protection of designs in the UK

London’s prized position as one of the ‘big four’ fashion capitals could be threatened by changes to IP protection following Brexit.

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19 October 2016 Virtual reality payment - it’s all in your head

Alibaba, one of China’s largest technology companies, recently demonstrated VR Pay, a payment service designed to allow virtual reality shoppers to pay for things simply by nodding their head.

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7 July 2016 Brand owners rejoice: Court of Appeal upholds Cartier decision

The Court of Appeal (CA) yesterday dismissed the appeal by a number of well-known ISPs against a 2014 decision requiring them to block access to websites offering counterfeit goods.

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23 March 2016 Article 28 Declarations a 6 month window to secure the scope of trade mark protection

Going forward trade marks will no longer be able to provide a broad scope of protection for all goods or services.

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10 March 2016 Trunki loses appeal on registered design rights

A recent Supreme Court decision rejected the appeal of Trunki, the well-known ride on luggage case much loved by infants, that its rival’s design was infringing a registered design.

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10 February 2016 ISPs protected again by the ECHR

Two Hungarian service providers have been relieved of liability for the posting of un-moderated comments about an individual on a news website.

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10 February 2016 Glee trade mark infringement appeal - not the end of the series?

Twentieth Century Fox has lost the first stage of its appeal against the finding it infringed Comic Enterprise Limited’s trade mark for a logo.

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5 January 2016 UK vs US penalties for registered design infringement, 2016 edition

A series of US design patents (analogous to UK registered designs (UKD)) filed by Microsoft in 2006 have been brought into focus by Microsoft’s lawsuit against Corel for infringement deriving from Corel’s Home Office software.

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29 October 2015 US recipe case gives a flavour of the difficulty of protecting recipes

The American case Tomaydo-Tomahhdo LLC v George has provided a useful reminder of the difficulties in protecting recipes.

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16 June 2015 Sensory protection - can copyright subsist in taste?

Brand owners have long been interested in expanding the scope of intellectual property protection beyond the conventional – for example, obtaining trade marks for smells such as freshly cut grass for tennis balls and for tyres which smell of roses.

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