Resellers need to tread a careful line when using a brand owner’s marks. Use by an independent garage of BMW’s marks crossed the line between informative use (which is permitted) and misleading use (which is not).
In the latest round of the long running skirmish between confectionary giants Nestlé and Cadbury, Nestlé has lost its appeal to secure trade mark protection for the shape of its four-finger Kit Kat bar.
On 19 June 2017, the Charity Commission published a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) between itself and the Information Commissioner which sets out the functions and powers of both.
A key element of the Digital Economy Act 2017 comes into force on 27 June 2017 with the aim of ensuring the ICO can better enforce sanctions against organisations that make unsolicited marketing communications.
Hotel California, a small but apparently lovely Mexican hotel established in 1950, denies the Eagles’ “baseless” claims it infringes rights in the famous 1976 album and song of the same name.
Monday 12 June will see our Guildford office taking part in The Guildford Legal Walk, a 10km walk through the Surrey countryside to raise funds for the Surrey Law Centre.
Aggrieved rights holders' thoughts turn to sharply worded cease and desist notices aimed at stopping infringement or paving the way to court action. Rights holders need to take care before making threats.