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Intellectual Property: Case Update – November 2021

IP Partner Tom Carver provides our monthly Intellectual Property Case Update. “Every case is interesting to someone, and no case is interesting to everyone” November’s addition of the Intellectual Property Case Update. Highlights include: Optis Cellular Technology LLC & Ors v Apple Retail UK Ltd & Ors in the Court of…

Intellectual Property: Case Update – October 2021

IP Partner Tom Carver provides our monthly Intellectual Property Case Update. “Every case is interesting to someone, and no case is interesting to everyone” Another slightly quieter month, with six cases reported in October. Highlights Include: Optis Cellular Technology Inc & Anor v Apple Retail UK Ltd & Ors in…

Intellectual Property: Case Update – September 2021

IP Partner Tom Carver provides our monthly Intellectual Property Case Update. “Every case is interesting to someone, and no case is interesting to everyone” A rather shorter update this month than last month, with only three cases reported. Highlights include: Thaler v Comptroller General of Patents Trade Marks And Designs…

Intellectual Property: Case Update – July & August 2021

IP Partner Tom Carver provides our monthly Intellectual Property Case Update. “Every case is interesting to someone, and no case is interesting to everyone” A double edition for Tom’s first update from White & Black.  This covers July and August, with both months being relatively busy. Highlights include: Secretary of…

Changes to UK law for the Trade Secrets Directive

The UK Government has published draft regulations to implement minimum standards of protection for trade secrets in all UK jurisdictions Trade secrets are an essential if often-overlooked aspect of intellectual property.  A wide range of commercially valuable information, from the recipe for Coca Cola to search engine algorithms to the…

New trade mark law opinion bad news for Louboutin’s red soles?

How does Advocate General Szpunar’s opinion affect fashion’s most famous sole trader? Louboutin’s red lacquered soled shoes are famous internationally and are instantly recognisable by fashionistas worldwide. Mr Louboutin has spent decades trying to protect his distinctive branding and stop copycats from applying a red finish to the soles of…