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12 February 2016 Product recall: a new central register and a call for a change in the law

The Retail Ombudsman has today announced the launch of a new ‘central register’, due to go live next week, designed to hold contact details for consumers in order to facilitate automatic updates in the event of a product recall.

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1 May 2015 Patents Court paves the way for greater transparency in patent licensing

The Patents Court has made an order for pre-action disclosure of patent licences.

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26 March 2015 Retailers team up to expand 'click-and-collect' services

We’ve already seen some alliances in click-and-collect between individual retailers – remember the tie-up between Ebay and Argos in 2013

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25 March 2015 'Click-and-collect' open to all

As from 15 April 2015, retailers will be able to build new ‘click-and-collect’ facilities, such as covered collection points or lockers, without making a planning application.

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18 March 2015 The Great British pub – an asset of community value

New rules will make it harder for retailers in England to convert pubs into retail space.

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6 November 2014 Renting an orphan new UK licensing scheme

A new UK licensing scheme for orphan works has been launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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22 October 2014 Website blocking order awarded to combat trade mark infringement

Mr Justice Arnold in the High Court has awarded Cartier, Montblanc and Richemont an order requiring defendant Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block or impede access by subscribers to six websites advertising and selling counterfeit goods and thereby infringing the claimant’s trade marks.

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26 March 2013 IP mediation service launch for SMEs how useful will it be

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is encouraging SMEs (small and medium enterprises) to use its recently introduced mediation service to solve disputes between rights holders and others.

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7 December 2012 Scrabble tile trade mark invalidly registered

The High Court has ruled that a shape mark registration for a Scrabble tile was invalidly registered.

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19 October 2012 Some clarity emerges in the ongoing battle of the tablets

A strong Court of Appeal (with 2 acknowledged experts in intellectual property), has ruled in favour of Samsung over Apple in the battle of the tablets.

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