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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...

Failed Patent Infringement Threats Cost AccuserFebruary 21, 2014

When a threat is made to bring a patent infringement action against another company, the result of the mere threat may be to cause damage...

Court Gives Trade Mark Owner Frosty ReceptionFebruary 19, 2014

When a Canadian company decided to make a new attempt to enter the British market in 2008 with its range of washroom products, it registered...

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