Dispute resolution

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 …

Luxury brand's win on ruling to restrict online sales

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Members of Blake Morgan's commercial litigation team discusses luxury brand, Coty's, win on ruling to restrict online sales of their products. More …

Redaction of Documents in Civil Proceedings

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Blake Morgan's looks at how the recent decision of the High Court in Ennis Property Finance Ltd v Thompson and Thompson [2017] EWHC 3263 (Ch) gives guidance on the redaction of documents in litigation. More …

Where there is a Will, there is a way

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This week the Independent reported that a survey conducted by Macmillan Cancer Support of 2000 people showed that "nearly two thirds of UK adults don't have a Will" and more worryingly, that included 42% of over 55s. More …

What is fraudulent calumny?

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Fraudulent calumny is fraudulent misrepresentation made about an individual to a testator, for the purpose of inducing the testator to exclude that individual from any benefit in his Will. 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 …

But you said it was ok….. Can you make a verbal agreement?

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Kanye West and Taylor Swift hit the headlines recently after a recording of a telephone call between them was released to the public. Although we do not know the full details of the conversation, the fall-out from it suggests that they reached an agreement of sorts or that consent was given for Kanye to make reference to Taylor in a song. More …