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Concept Spring 2014

Welcome to the Spring 2014 edition of Concept, the latest news bulletin from Burges Salmon’s Intellectual Property and Technology Team.
06 March 2014

Using a black and white trade mark in colour may impact on UK opposition proceedings

How is the scope of a trade mark owner's rights affected if it registers a trade mark in black and white, but uses it in one particular colour or colour scheme? 
16 January 2014

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Lessons from historical Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy decisions

Dickerson, Roberts and Shaw from our IP team have co-authored a chapter in the inaugural edition of Online Brand Enforcement: Protecting Your Trademarks in the Electronic Environment.
13 January 2014

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Concept Autumn/Winter 2013

Welcome to the Autumn/Winter 2013 edition of Concept, the latest news bulletin from Burges Salmon’s Intellectual Property and Technology team.
13 December 2013

Sued for criticising a competitor’s products – malicious falsehood

Is comparative advertising worth the potential downsides?
02 December 2013

Copyright protection for computer software - Court of Appeal holds firm

In SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Ltd, the Court of Appeal recently dismissed an appeal by SAS concerning the extent to which copyright protection can be granted to computer software.
26 November 2013

Copyright, Chechnya and the Internet

A unique story has come to light from Chechnya, where the country’s president, Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov, was caught infringing another user’s copyright on a social networking site.
15 October 2013

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Copyright guidance note

Read our copyright guidance note to find out more about UK copyright, protection and infringement by third party rights under the UK Copyright Act (Copyright, Design and Patent Act 1988).
14 October 2013

UK Fast Track Trade Mark Oppositions go live

Brand owners can use the UK Intellectual Property Office’s new fast track procedure to object to later-filed trade marks.
01 October 2013

General Court spots the difference between 'Golden Balls' and 'Ballon D'or'

The General Court of the European Union has annulled the decision of the Community trade marks Office’s Board of Appeal to partially refuse an application to register the trade mark 'Golden Balls'.
20 September 2013

New Fast Track UK opposition launches on 1 October 2013

The UK IPO has announced a new fast track for oppositions; stated aim 'affordable cost'.
16 September 2013

Interesting evidence decision at the IPO

How does the IPO decide a case when the parties don't turn up? See how the IPO hearing officer dealt with this unusual question in the case of Coupling Technology Limited v Coupling Solutions LLC.
11 September 2013
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