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Bristol-based design company, Magmatic, has lost its long-running Court battle against Hong Kong-based PMS, over the design of its ride-on suitcase, ‘Trunki’, which it said was infringed by PMS’ ‘Kiddee’ case. Design law is based on the “overall impression” created by a particular design. Trunki’s...
An interesting and important High Court case has strikingly revealed that the law can take very effective steps to block wholesale infringement of valuable trade marks online. The proprietors of trade marks in luxury brands of watches and pens, Cartier and Montblanc, objected to five websites that...
The internet has made it possible for almost anyone to export goods worldwide – but that unfortunately includes counterfeit merchandise. In one case, a man who sold £250,000 worth of fake t-shirts from his garage, in wholesale breach of copyright, had his two-year jail term upheld by the Court of...
In a Court of Appeal jugdgment this week, R&B star Rihanna won a fight viewed by some as the thin edge of the wedge to introducing image rights into English Law. Cambridge commercial and IP lawyer Stephen Oliver gives his view. The star's legal advisors were successful in defending an appeal by...