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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


Revocation of Gucci; interlocking; mark for non-use exposes evidence gaps

Jennifer Gibson has published an article in World Trademark Review Daily following a decision that highlights the potential pitfalls in filing evidence of use.
02 January 2014


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

New EU-wide tool to aid fight against IP piracy and counterfeiting

A new tool has been launched to strengthen the ties between IP owners and police and customs agencies. 
19 November 2013

The works of Eva Cassidy – copyright and a distribution dispute

What are the implications of Straw & Anors v Jennings, the High Court distribution and copyright dispute  concerning the late vocalist, Eva Cassidy?
18 November 2013


Casino de Monte-Carlo fails in trademark infringement and passing-off claims

Dickerson and Shaw have published an article in 'World Trademark Review Daily' on the claim by Casino de Monte-Carlo for trademark infringement and passing off, which was dismissed on both counts.
18 November 2013

Defamatory material on websites – is the website host liable?

Website operators will shortly have a defence to claims of defamation arising from statements posted by others on their sites provided they can show that they did not themselves post the statement.
14 November 2013

Can one band member claim “The Animals” trade mark?

John Steel, the former drummer of the 1960s band “The Animals”, has been refused the right to register the band name as a UK trade mark.
05 November 2013

Confirmation of a UK 'opoly' monopoly

Is Galatopoly too similar to Monopoly for use in connection with games? Would the customer be confused into thinking the games were necessarily related?
05 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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