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protecting the 'allure of luxury' - up to date guidance on protecting brand image

25 January 2018

Recent developments (including the Court of Justice of the European Union’s judgment in C-230/16, Coty) have provided welcome guidance to brand owners on:

  • when a selective distribution network can be justified by the need to protect a brand’s image
  • what retail channel restraints can legitimately be placed on authorised distributors
  • which unauthorised aftermarket uses of trade marks have to be tolerated and which don’t.

Watch the recording of our webinar where we consider what these developments mean in practice for brands owners.

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Brand strategies for world acclaim - listen to the highlights of our event

We caught up with our experts following this year’s brands event for a look at how you can make the most of your brand and how to bring your business to world acclaim.
Watch this highlights video for a glimpse into our event, covering social media and how you can harness it’s power and avoid common pitfalls, what branding can deliver for your business and what you can do to keep your brand protected, as well as some key learnings from some epic brand battles and how you can apply these cases to your business.
The full talks of the day are published to SoundCloud, ready for you to listen again and share with your teams.

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Competition law and IP agreements

There is a natural tension between IP rights and competition law. On the one hand, IP rights grant a legal monopoly to the holder while, on the other hand, competition laws seek to control restrictive agreements and the use/abuse of a monopoly position.

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Upcoming webinars

a litigators perspective on up to date brand filing and prosecution strategies May 2018

In this webinar, Bonita Trimmer and Giles Parsons provide a trade mark litigator’s perspective on how these decisions should influence the choices of brand portfolio managers in the UK and throughout the EU.

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Sexual harassment and vicarious liability in the workplace - employment law video highlights

Kicking off our March 2018 in house lawyers forum, employment lawyer Kerren Daly picks up on the continuing debate over the gig economy and employment status, before turning our focus to the hashtag #MeToo and sexual harassment.

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

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