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How 'Green' are you? 'Greenwashing' claims scrutinised by regulators

Retail businesses should be aware of the risks of misleading consumers in relation to environmental claims

28 September 2021

Further success for Sky in SkyKick saga, as partial invalidity finding is overturned

The latest twist in the Sky v SkyKick line of cases provides further nuance to the issue of bad faith registrations and offers comfort to trade mark owners
01 September 2021

Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) bans Instagram influencers’ ads for disregarding ad rules

Two Instagram influencers’ ads have been banned by the ASA for breaching the ad rules following ASA’s earlier warning to influencers and brands over widespread non-compliance
25 August 2021

Italian consortium successfully opposes BROSECCO wine mark on the grounds of Prosecco PDO

The Consortium for the Protection of the Controlled Designation of Origin Prosecco successfully opposed UK registration BROSECCO for wine in Class 33
29 July 2021

Swatch successfully appeals Apple UK bad faith parody claims

The UK High Court held that harmless or amusing parody per se is not an inherently dishonest practice leading to a finding of bad faith, if it is not offensive

28 July 2021

QUIZ v QUIN: considering conceptual, visual and aural similarities in trade marks

A strong conceptual meaning can trump significant visual and aural similarities and result in no likelihood of confusion, even when dealing with identical goods

23 July 2021

Nike successful against Puma in 'FOOTWARE' trade mark opposition dispute in the High Court

The High Court has confirmed that FOOTWARE is not descriptive, non-distinctive or generic for goods and services in the technology and communications classes
16 July 2021

Are repeat filings bad faith? Hasbro’s MONOPOLY mark partially invalidated

General Court confirms that Hasbro acted in bad faith in adopting a filing strategy designed to circumvent the need to prove genuine use of a mark after 5 years
03 June 2021

A guide to intellectual property rights in the UK

If you are launching a business in the UK, you may want to consider some or all of these types of intellectual property rights
24 May 2021

Social media influencers ‘on notice’ by ASA over widespread failure to disclose ads

ASA spot check shows 'unacceptable' levels of non-compliance with ad rules by social media influencers. Warning by ASA that enforcement action could follow

06 April 2021

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Burges Salmon sees further growth with partner appointments

The firm is pleased to announce the appointment of five new partners, across key growth areas including Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution and Projects
30 March 2021

High Court contract dispute confirms domain names qualify as personal intangible property

The recognition of domain names as intangible property saw the claimant successfully establish its equitable interest in the domain name on termination of the agreement
22 March 2021
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