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29 January 2021 EU has published a redacted version of its contract with UK drug maker AstraZeneca to procure the Covid-19 vaccine

The EU has published a redacted version of its contract with UK drug maker AstraZeneca to procure the Covid-19 vaccine.

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2 August 2013 Rihanna case shows developments to passing off

Rihanna has successfully sued Topshop in passing off for selling a t-shirt bearing her photograph.

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23 April 2013 Patent court says coffee capsules are not a 'staple commercial product'

Section 60(3) of the Patents Act says supplying staple commercial products is not contributory patent infringement.

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18 April 2013 Two recent costs decisions in the Patents County Court

The Patents County Court has a special costs regime, and costs are only normally recoverable if (a) they would normally be recoverable, (b) they fall within the stage limits, and (c) they fall beneath the cost cap, which for liability trials is £50,000.

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3 January 2013 P2P Filesharing - appeal court orders O2 to disclose more names

Golden Eye was licensed on terms to bring copyright infringement proceedings against people alleged to have shared pornographic works.

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5 November 2012 The overall impression of clothes hangers

Garment hanger manufacturer Mainetti, has succeeded in claim against Hangerlogic for infringement of three UK registered designs.

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9 March 2012 High Court refuses to act as appeal court from Nominet

Emirates brought a domain name complaint with Nominet about a registration of the domain emirates.

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9 January 2012 Nominet appeal panel polishes off Furniture Village's complaint

Furnitureland went into administration in 2005.

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3 August 2011 No surprises in repackaging ruling

The European Court of Justice has previously held that trade mark proprietors cannot object to pharmaceuticals being repackaged if repackaging is necessary to market the product, it does not affect the products’ condition, the packaging clearly identifies the repackager, is not defective, and the importer gives notice to the trade mark proprietor.

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25 July 2011 Threatening reform?

In its eleventh programme of reform, the Law Commission has announced it will consider reforming the laws relating to groundless threats.

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