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‘Greek’ is a Geographical Term, Not a StyleSeptember 18, 2014

The Court of Appeal has concluded that a product description which contains a geographical term can constitute 'passing off' if the product does not in...

Slogan Fails Distinctiveness TestSeptember 16, 2014

Trade marks are a fairly difficult area in law and challenges to the registration (or, if registration is granted, the validity) of trade marks are...

Patent Dispute that Reaches High Court has far Reaching ImplicationsAugust 13, 2014

When intellectual property rights are not the subject of proper agreements, the likelihood of a dispute arising is increased. When the responsibilities and rights of...

Whose Data is it Anyway?August 13, 2014

When a publisher and the firm managing its subscription database fell out over the database manager's quality of service, the publisher gave the database manager...

Place Names Must Be Available to AllAugust 11, 2014

The UK Intellectual Property Office has refused an application by Chanel to register the word ‘Jersey’ as a trade mark on the ground that, as...

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