Trademark and Copyright

UK TRADEMARK REFORMS: IMPLEMENTING THE EUROPEAN TRADEMARK DIRECTIVE IN 2019

By Désirée Fields (Legal Director, London) and Yannick Aaron Zirnstein (Referendar/Trainee Lawyer, Cologne) Important changes to UK trademark law will come into effect on 14 January 2019 in order to implement the European Trademark Directive 2015. While some of the changes are minor in the nature, others are quite significant or ...

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SCOTCH WHISKY AND CORNISH PASTIES: WHAT DOES A HARD BREXIT MEAN FOR GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS?

DEAL OR NO-DEAL? IMPLICATIONS OF A NO-DEAL BREXIT FOR UK IP LAWS

DEAL OR NO-DEAL? IMPLICATIONS OF A NO-DEAL BREXIT FOR UK IP LAWS – EXHAUSTION RIGHTS

Internet

EU: DOMAIN NAMES AND WHOIS INFORMATION IN A POST-GDPR WORLD (GTLDS UPDATE)

By Claire Sng and John Wilks  With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) having taken effect across the EU on 25 May 2018, this has meant a big change to the availability of WHOIS data (ie data recording – among other things – the persons who own domain names). See an ...

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UK: NEW DATA PROTECTION FEE

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Fashion

WHAT’S IN A NAME? ISSUES FACING GENERIC NAMES AND MARKS

By Melinda Upton and Claire Kermond (Sydney) In the retail and fashion industries, names and marks are a key element of the marketing strategies and longevity of brands.  Using generic marks or names can land retailers and fashion designers in trouble when it comes to successfully trademarking and protecting their brand. ...

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NATIVE ADVERTISING – 5 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NATIVE ADVERTISING

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH COPYRIGHT OWNER IN STAR ATHLETICA CASE

THE HONG KONG RETAIL REAL ESTATE MARKET: CURRENT STATE AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

Advertising

UK – NEW ASA GUIDANCE FOR INFLUENCERS

By John Wilks and Claire Sng Background The ASA has this week published new guidance for influencers about how to make their ads clear (see link here “Guidance”). This Guidance follows the ASA’s call for evidence in March 2018. This is a hot topic at the moment with: The European Commission having just published a report ...

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NEW UK ADVERTISING REGULATOR 5 YEAR STRATEGY FOCUSES ON ONLINE IMPACT

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