Dispute Resolution

Intellectual Property (IP) is often the most important and valuable asset of a business. IP exists in many forms such as brand names, inventions, manufacturing processes, confidential information and product or industrial designs. Taking steps to identify IP assets and then protecting and enforcing the rights in these is vital to maintain and enhance their… Read more »

IP & Technology

The European Commission has published a position paper today setting out the main principles (or wish list) of the European Union on European wide intellectual property rights post Brexit.  These are valuable assets such as EU trade marks, Community Design Rights and protected geographical indications, all of which at present have unitary protection across the EU member states. The… Read more »

Dispute Resolution

The hugely successful Scottish-based brewery, BrewDog, has built a reputation on innovative and attention-grabbing product launches and brand names. It decided to take on the Elvis Presley Estate (Estate) in a controversial trade mark dispute relating to its Elvis Juice IPA. The company has been defeated at the first stage decision at the UK Intellectual… Read more »

IP & Technology

Today the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a judgement which will be welcomed by brand owners as a new weapon to tackle the sale of counterfeit goods in physical marketplaces. A number of leading fashion brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste and Burberry requested that the Czech Court order Delta Centres, the tenant of a market… Read more »

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