Trademark and Copyright

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

By Désirée Fields and Sam Mitchell Geographical Indications (GIs) are signs used on products in order to inform consumers about a product’s geographical origin and a quality, characteristic or reputation of the product linked to its place of origin. GIs such as Scotch Whiskey and Parmesan cheese, have generated significant value ...

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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

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

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

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Advertising

NEW UK ADVERTISING REGULATOR 5 YEAR STRATEGY FOCUSES ON ONLINE IMPACT

By Claire Sng Yesterday at a conference hosted by the UK advertising regulator, the ASA, billed as “The future of ad regulation”, the ASA announced its new 5 year plan entitled “More impact online”, with an ambition of making every UK ad responsible (see link here). Reflecting on the change in landscape that ...

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SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS AND EFFECTIVE DISCLOSURES IN THE US: A DELICATE BALANCE

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