Monthly Archives: October 2008

Practice: How will the Economic Downturn affect IP Practice

Regardless of whether the steps agreed in Paris today will work (see “EU chiefs confront markets crisis” BBC website 12 Oct 2008), markets will eventually stabilize. However, that is unlikely to be the end of the economic crisis as there … Continue reading

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Interim Injunctions: Les Laboratoires Servier v Apotex Inc

When an applicant other than the Crown seeks an interim injunction he or she has to promise the interim applications judge to compensate the injuncted party for any loss or damage that that party may suffer as a result of … Continue reading

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IP Professionals: Law Society Initiative

I have just seen an interesting post about Professional Bodies by Barbara Cookson on the IP Solo Practitioners’ blog which deserves as much publicity as it can get. The legal services industry is in for major changes once Part V … Continue reading

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Software Patents: Here we go again

I have not yet had a chance properly to analyse the Court of Appeal’s decision in Symbian Ltd v Comptroller General of Patents [2008] EWCA Civ 1066 (8 Oc 2008) but it looks to me as though the Court has rowed back … Continue reading

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Trade Marks and Passing Off: Tubzee Ltd. v Saffron Foods Ltd.

Because  it was tried by John Behrens in Leeds I have blogged Tubzee Ltd v Saffron Foods Ltd. [2008] EWHC B15 in my IP Yorkshire blog. This was a trade mark infirngement and passing off case between two Halifax kulfi makers.  There is … Continue reading

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Domain Names: suttonlibdems.org.uk

There is a tantalizingly brief report of a decision by Nominet panellist Bob Elliott in a domain name dispute brought by the Sutton Borough Liberal Democrats against the Carshalton and Wallington Constituency Labour Party (see Sutton Borough Liberal Democrats v Carshalton & Wallington … Continue reading

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Copyright: Featured Artists’ Coalition

I know this is not a particularly fashionable point of view but unless we want our arts to be sponsored by the state as in the former Soviet Union the folk who produce and present them to the public need … Continue reading

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