IP disputes

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 …

Night club owner faces prison sentence due to ongoing Copyright Infringement

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A night club owner has been sentenced to three months imprisonment on a suspended sentence, in addition to payment of £5,177 damages to the claimant and £17,000 in costs, for playing sound recordings in public without a licence in contempt of court. More …

High Court's decision on nightclub manager's personal liability for copyright infringement

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In October this year the High Court found the designated premises supervisor of a nightclub in Essex personally liable for authorising and procuring acts infringing copyright as a result of the unlicensed playing of sound recordings at the nightclub she managed. More …

New EU Trade Mark Regulations: What's changing?

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This week, on 23 March 2016, the new EU Trade Mark Regulations will come into force. The aim of the new regulations is to make trade mark registration systems in the EU cheaper, quicker, more reliable and predictable. More …