Intellectual property

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 …

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 …

McCartney files US lawsuit against Sony/ATV over reclaiming Beatles copyright.

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Paul McCartney yesterday (18 January 2017) filed papers in Federal Court in New York seeking a declaration that is entitled to reclaim the rights to a number of songs that he co-wrote with John Lennon from September 1962 to June 1971. 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 …