Intellectual property

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 …

EU IP rights and Brexit: an update

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The UK Government has moved to reassure businesses that, after Brexit, EU IP rights will continue to be protected in the UK, at no cost to business. More …

Strengthening of IP rights in China

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A Blake Morgan blog exploring the strengthening of IP rights in China. 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 …

Name your cheese "Caerphilly"

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"Traditional Welsh Caerphilly/Caerffili" cheese has been granted EU protected status, joining the likes of Stilton, Wensleydale and Cheddar as a name which guarantees the authenticity and origin of the product. More …

UK's Intellectual Property Office confirms increase in UK patent fees

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After consulting on changes to patent fees last year, the UK's Intellectual Property Office ('the IPO') has now confirmed that UK patent fees will increase as of 6 April 2018. 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 …

Sharing photos online – the risks of Copyright Infringement

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Could sharing other people's photos on social media amount to copyright infringement? Our expert has put together a few tips so you can avoid being in a position where you are being accused of copyright infringement. 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 …