Anti-counterfeiting

Anti-counterfeiting guidance:

This Practice Note summarises the main types of legal action that can be taken against the UK trade in counterfeit goods, the pros and cons of each and includes some...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the issues to consider and steps to take when tasked with tackling identified instances of counterfeiting and...

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A growing proportion of retail sales are taking place online. Many consumers purchase goods via online marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay and Alibaba. National boundaries...

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Some of the world's most visited sites such as eBay, Alibaba, Facebook and Twitter have faced criticism from some brand owners for their failure to police IP...

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This Practice Note examines the likely impact of Brexit on IP rights. It deals with key issues that may affect the owners of trade marks, design rights, copyright and...

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Anti-counterfeiting work is an area in which costs can quickly spiral out of control and success can be difficult to measure. In tough economic times, justifying the...

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Lookalike products are by their nature difficult for brand owners to deal with. They are intended to mimic or call to mind a well-known or popular product...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information on the Digital Economy Act 2010 and early s 97A website blocking. This Practice Note is for background...

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This Practice Note considers Regulation (EU) 608/2013 (the Customs Regulation). The Customs Regulation came into force on 1 January 2014 and replaced Regulation (EC)...

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The fashion industry is a globalised billion-dollar fast-moving industry, with clothing and accessories often being designed in one country, manufactured in another...

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What is 3D printing? Conventionally objects have been made by casting in a mould or by machining material from a block of steel, wood or the like or some combination of...

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This Practice Note compares patents, supplementary protection certificates (SPCs), trade secrets, copyright, database rights, design rights, trade marks and causes of...

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Online shopping offers unprecedented choice for consumers and easy access to a global market place. However, while the majority of e-commerce sales are legitimate, the...

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Getting access to execute the order A search order does not authorise the use of force to gain access. It must not be executed at the same time as any police search...

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What is a search order? The court can make a search order (which used to be called an Anton Piller order), requiring a defendant to allow another party into premises to...

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For certain types of trade mark infringement cases (such as wilful infringement for the purpose of manufacturing counterfeit goods), the usual civil remedies may be...

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Background The ability to block websites is within the power of the internet service providers (ISPs) who provide the service of connecting users to internet content....

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