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Seeing red: Louboutin's sole trade mark disputed

Since 2010 Louboutin has owned a Benelux trade mark registration for the iconic red sole famously associated with the brand. However, Van Haren, who had been given a preliminary injunction to prevent the manufacture and sale of the red-soled shoes argue that it is an invalid 2D shape mark and that the colour gives the shape substantial value, so should not be protected. Read more...

  • 1 Aug 2017

Nordic Intellectual Property: Value of Phones & Chocolate

A number of high-profile cases involving Nordic IP have enjoyed widespread media attention in recent months and Nordic IP continues to show its importance on an international scale. Read more...

  • 27 Jul 2017

Global discovery: an international comparison

Disclosure is often one of the first steps in any IP dispute, yet the rules across different jurisdictions can be confusing, as a comparison of the regimes in England and Wales, France and the United States demonstrates. Read more...

  • 25 Jul 2017

BMW case clarifies spare parts law

In June 2017 the Court of Appeal decided in favour of BMW in an appeal from the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court “IPEC”, regarding alleged infringement of three of BMW’s trade marks by Technosport. Read more...

  • 20 Jul 2017

UK law on Patent Infringement dramatically just changed.

Ilya Kazi comments on the recent Supreme Court Decision in Eli Lilly v Actavis UK [2017] UKSC 48. Read more...

  • 19 Jul 2017

Differing IP disclosure rules highlight the complexities surrounding litigation

Margaret Arnott looks at the discolsure rules of three major IP Litigation forums; the U.K, the U.S and France. Read more...

  • 19 Jul 2017

Interested in learning how to maximise the value of your patent portfolio?

Ilya Kazi will be chairing a discussion on this topic at the IP World Summit 2017, taking place from 25-27 September in Amsterdam. Read more...

  • 17 Jul 2017

Developing a Patent Strategy? Don't Ignore China and Europe.

As part of the Israel Desks International Legal Guide 2017, Dani Kramer has provided some top tips to Israeli firms' developing their patent strategy. Read more...

  • 14 Jul 2017

Food Matters Live

We have collaborated with Food Matters Live to discuss the importance of protecting intellectual property in the food & drink industry. Read more...

  • 6 Jul 2017

Insider Survey - does your business have an IP strategy?

We teamed up with Insider Media as we were keen to understand the value that businesses in the North West place on their Intellectual Property (IP), and the role that it plays in protecting their brand. Read more...

  • 4 Jul 2017