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Renewal of Intellectual Property Rights – IPO WarningMay 6, 2014

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has warned that some businesses have reported receiving unsolicited ‘official-looking’ reminders, often in the form of an invoice, from one...

Repackaging Setback for Pharmaceutical VendorApril 22, 2014

The law on 'grey' or 'parallel' importing, especially of products that are sold under different names (such as many pharmaceuticals) has a balancing act to...

Inadvertence Defence Defeats Trade Secrets ClaimApril 10, 2014

During the course of an employment, it is common for employees to become aware of the ‘trade secrets’ of their employer’s business. If they subsequently...

Courts Show Value of Registration of Trade MarksMarch 24, 2014

The economic value of a well-known brand having a registered trade mark is illustrated by two recent court cases involving British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), US...

Geography Not ExclusiveMarch 17, 2014

A recent intellectual property case has again illustrated the principle that the courts are unlikely to accept that geographical terms ‘belong’ to a particular business. It...

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