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9 February 2018 New development - Louboutin’s red sole trade mark

Advocate General Szpunar’s recent second opinion is the latest development in relation to Louboutin’s ongoing fight to keep its trade marks for its renowned red sole.

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27 September 2017 CJEU ruling is a setback for video game giant Nintendo in infringement case

Japanese games giant, Nintendo has suffered a setback before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in its ongoing infringement dispute relating to the design of its Wii console.

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16 March 2017 “They think it’s all over…” …it is now for infringing Premier League Streams

The Football Association Premier League “FAPL” sought an injunction against internet service providers (most of which consented or did not object) requiring them to block access to servers used to deliver infringing streams of Premier League footage.

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8 December 2016 Advocate General highlights the importance of keeping up with national case law when dealing with EU trade mark proceedings

Advocate General Kolkott’s opinion on 2 December 2016 (EUIPO v Szajner - C-598/14 P) highlights the importance of keeping up with national case law when dealing with EU trade mark opposition or invalidity appeal proceedings.

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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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26 October 2016 A prescription for infringement? Actavis and Warner-Lambert - intention, or foreseeability?

The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment on the long-running Pregabalin saga.

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27 April 2016 A reminder from the High Court to consider using neutral experts in complex patent disputes

In an unusual post-settlement judgment in Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA v Petroleum Geo-Services ASA and others, Mr Justice Birss took the opportunity to…

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21 April 2016 The final whistle for whistleblowers?

By a majority of 503-131, the EU Trade Secrets Directive (‘Directive’) has been passed by the European Parliament, but will anything change?

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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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7 December 2015 The High Court clarifies the impact of time zones on prior art

In a recent High Court matter, the claimant was the owner of a patent which, in basic terms, covered the technological process by which mobile devices return status reports to transmitting devices.

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