IP disputes

Lego's IP victories in China

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In a further signal to foreign businesses operating in China that the Chinese courts are willing to take a tough stance on IP infringement, Lego has won another IP claim in China. More …

Aldi's Christmas ad: do spoofs risk infringement of IP rights?

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Many of you will have seen Aldi's new Christmas advert featuring Kevin the Carrot driving a bright orange truck through a snowy forest, past the homes of excited children waiting for Christmas. Xiao Hui Eng discusses the possible intellectual property issues involved. More …

Brexit and trade marks: an update

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On 25 September 2018 the UK Intellectual Property Office ("IPO") updated its guidance on Brexit and its impact on trade marks, specifically EUTMs. More …

CJEU: unauthorised re-posting of an image can be infringement

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The Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") handed down its first copyright judgment of 2018 this week. More …

An Overview of China's Specialised IP Courts and Tribunals

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China's 2008 National IP Strategy has sought to improve Chinese IP protection and enforcement, as well as to dispel the perception that IP infringement in China tends to go unsanctioned. More …

Swedish Court imposes prison sentences on trade mark invoice fraudsters

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Members of Blake Morgan's commercial litigation team discuss a Swedish Court's decision to impose prison sentences on trade mark invoice fraudsters. More …

Success for New Balance in China trade mark dispute

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A recent case demonstrates the growing support Courts in China are beginning to show towards brand owners. Click here to read about New Balance's success in court. More …

Can brand owners distance their products from the likes of mass retailers?

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A number of brand owners do not consider some online platforms to be appropriate marketplaces for their products. The question being raised is how much control can a brand owner exert over a retailer with regard to how it chooses to sell the products? More …

Is your IPTV box "legit"?

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A pub landlord was being sued by Football Association Premier League Limited for copyright infringement for using a IPTV box. Here is what happened next. More …

The dangers of using false accreditations

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The recent case of National Guild of Removers and Storers Ltd v Bee Moved Ltd demonstrates the dangers of falsely claiming accreditation with an association. More …