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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 issues should be covered in a response to a cease and desist letter relating to infringement of IP rights?You may find the following Practice...
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Is it possible to register a UK trade mark that is similar to an EU registered trade mark? Also can you register a trade mark that was previously used...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Philip Johnson of Cardiff Law School 31st Jul
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Goodwill—how does it arise and who owns it?Goodwill—what do I need to know about existence and ownership?Goodwill is a broad concept which can be...
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Are property names excluded from the protection offered by the law of passing off?The law of passing off can protect addresses or property names...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Philip Johnson of Cardiff Law School 31st Jul
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IP issues in 3D printingWhat is 3D printing?Conventionally objects have been made by casting in a mould or by machining material from a block of...
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Produced in partnership with David Knight of Fieldfisher and Heidi Hurdle of Fieldfisher 31st Jul
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Is it trade mark infringement to affix the name of a religious figure to a product in circumstances where the name of the religious figure is already...
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