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13 June 2018 CJEU shapes up nicely for Louboutin red sole trade mark

The Court of Justice of the European Union has today given its judgment in relation to a key issue in one of the most hotly debated trade mark disputes in recent times.

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13 March 2017 'Serious harm' caused by defamatory tweets

Katie Hopkins has been ordered to pay £24,000 in damages and substantial legal costs, in relation to two defamatory tweets dating back to May 2015.

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29 November 2016 High Court analyses “AgrEvo” obviousness in Merck v Shionogi

Traditional challenges to the inventive step of a patent are based on an allegation that it would be obvious to take a step from a specific item of prior art to the claimed invention.

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15 May 2015 Patent litigation - approach summary judgment / strike out with caution

Swift resolution of patent disputes is key to minimising significant unnecessary costs and uncertainty.

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3 December 2014 Standard essential patent valid and infringed

The English High Court tackled the thorny issue of the alleged infringement of a ‘standard-essential’ patent, and has found for the patentee.

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1 August 2013 Patent infringement threats

If you’re unjustifiably threatened with patent infringement and cease activities as a result, you can in certain circumstances bring an action and recover damages.

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14 June 2013 Patentability of DNA US Supreme Court gives its verdict

The US Supreme Court has ruled on the question of whether a segment of DNA (isolated from the rest of the human genome) is patent eligible.

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5 March 2013 Trade marks own name defences can succeed

Defences to allegations of trade mark infringement where infringers says “I’m using my own name!” rarely succeed.

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22 March 2012 Budget 2012: Some good news for the creative industries

In a welcome u-turn in the Budget, the government has announced that it will grant tax breaks to the games industry, under what it calls the ambition “to make the UK the technology hub of Europe”.

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1 March 2012 Copyright in football fixture lists - they think it's all over

The Court of Justice has confirmed the Advocate General’s opinion (reported by Browne Jacobson) on copyright protection for football fixture lists.

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