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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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20 June 2017 Sainsbury’s response to Amazon’s entry into the grocery business

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Food, Sainsbury’s look to expand with a proposed acquisition of Nisa.

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19 June 2017 Amazon sets the supermarkets in its sights!

Well, I think we all knew this was coming. It felt like only a matter of time before Amazon decided to focus its sights on the grocery business.

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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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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 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 April 2015 Sexually explicit? An ASA ruling finds that it depends on your position

The ASA has today dismissed two complaints relating to an advert for the Tom Ford perfume Black Orchid, on a poster in Brick Lane, London.

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15 April 2015 Diageo promotes 'craft' over 'consumption' to survive ASA complaint

The Guinness brand is known for its iconic advertisements, although regulations today preclude the use of famous slogans of yesteryear such as “Guinness is Good For You”.

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7 April 2015 Changes to The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 - a broader scope for ICO monetary penalties

Following the recent fines imposed on those making nuisance calls, the The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 is now in force.

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