239 articles over 48 pages
15 August 2012
The difficult issue of when a dismissal for damaging an employer’s reputation can be fair was considered by the Court of Appeal recently. Reema Jethwa from our Employment Team considers this important case.
07 August 2012
A recent judgment has shed some much needed light on how employers must deal with payment in lieu of untaken holiday to employees who have been on long term sick leave prior to the termination of their employment. Peter Jones in the Employment Team explains.
01 August 2012
Two companies have been using the “Budweiser” brand in the UK for decades. Liane Bylett in our Commercial Disputes Team looks at the latest battle over the “Budweiser” trademark concerning the issue of honest concurrent use.
31 July 2012
If you want to take advantage of the benefits of claiming in the Patents County Court, claimants need to conduct the litigation in an appropriate manner, as demonstrated by the case of Comic Enterprises Ltd v Twentieth Century Fox which concerned Glee trademarks. Liane Bylett in our Commercial Disputes team considers the importance of this decision.
30 July 2012
The High Court has ruled that the musical activities of the “Lady Goo Goo” character constituted an infringement of the Lady Gaga trademark, by applying the ECJ decision in Interflora v Marks & Spencer. This decision will provide comfort to trademark owners who believe that their brand is being imitated.