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ScopeThis Practice Note explains trade mark law on parallel trade. Parallel imports, or ‘grey market’ goods, are genuine goods that are placed on the...
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What is the position on using a third party registered trade mark in a phishing simulation email? These emails are used internally for training...
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Could the use of take down schemes of social media platforms like eBay bring the law on unjustified threats into play?What is a take down?In the UK,...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Hoole of Appleyard Lees 16th Aug
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Website blocking ordersBackgroundThe ability to block websites is within the power of the internet service providers (ISPs) who provide the service of...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Byrne of AA Thornton 16th Aug
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Brand protection and online marketplacesIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to...
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In light of the EU referendum results if I have an EUTM over five years old, and it is only used in the UK, should I consider filing a separate UK...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Tim Sampson of Lamb Chambers 11th Aug
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Notice and takedown letter—trade marksIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to in...
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Produced in partnership with Sean Ibbetson of Bristows 10th Aug
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Letter of claim—trade mark infringement[Alleged infringer’s name and address][Date]Dear [insert organisation name][[UK OR EU] Trade mark registration...
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Letter of claim—passing off[Infringer name and address][Date]Dear [insert organisation name]Letter of claim—passing off: [Subject]We are writing on...
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Witness statement (trade mark infringement and passing off)[Claimant][Insert name of witness—eg Jane Smith][Insert number of witness statement—eg...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Gill, Partner and Geoff Hussey, Partner of AA Thornton 10th Aug
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Letter of claim—parallel imports and trade mark infringement[Alleged infringer’s name and address][Date]Dear [insert organisation name],[UK trade mark...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Hadland of S.H. & Associates 9th Aug
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The Company Names TribunalEstablishment and function of the Company Names TribunalThe Company Names Tribunal (the Tribunal) was established pursuant...
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Produced in partnership with Penningtons Manches Cooper 31st Jul
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How do I stop counterfeit goods?What are counterfeit goods and what should I do about them?"Counterfeit goods (or 'fakes') generally bear a brand name...
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Protecting trade marks in ChinaIntroductionProtecting a trade mark in China ensures that a business can establish a brand and reputation in the...
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Produced in partnership with Louisa Dixon of Taylor Vinters and Laura Rose of Taylor Vinters 31st Jul
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How do I start infringement proceedings?If starting infringement proceedings is not your day job, the following points may help reduce exposure to...
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