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0 08.04.2014

ACID Corporate Round Table in Conjunction with Davenport Lyons

What are the on-line marketplace IP issues?

IP rights are the tradable asset of any designer or brand owner. The threats to those rights are particularly acute in the on-line arena. Not only can goods be imitated with ease using modern manufacturing techniques, but also websites are easy to replicate or dress up to look like reputable shop windows for genuine goods. Counterfeits and imitations can be sold in a way which makes the seller untraceable or difficult to pursue.

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0 04.04.2014

ACIDS LONG CAMPAIGN NEARS ROYAL ASSENT

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Clause 13 will introduce criminal provisions for the intentional copying of a UK or EU registered design. The objective is to reduce the scale of registered design infringement by acting as a deterrent and too increase protection for the holders of registered designs. The introduction of criminal provisions will also better punish perpetrators of blatant design infringement. Taken together, these measures will help designers and business to better protect and commercialise their design property. Individual directors will also be liable if they intentionally copy a registered design.

 

 

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0 31.03.2014

PORTA ROMANA STOPS LOOKALIKES BEING SOLD IN R V ASTLEY IP CASE

tl_files/2014/Porta Romana 1cp.jpgWhen ACID Member Porta Romana Limited spotted two remarkably similar light fittings to their ‘Yves’ and ‘Flyn’ wall lights they took legal advice from Niall Head-Rapson, one of ACID’s Legal Affiliates and a Partner at McDaniel & Co. Niall sent a letter before action to RV Astley and they have agreed not to further sell what they called their ‘Beau’ and ‘Halsey’ lights and to deliver up the infringing articles they had in their possession. They also agreed to hand over the name of the manufacturers.

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0 31.03.2014

BLOSSOM SUGAR ART TAKES ON ITALIAN CATERING COMPANY

tl_files/2014/Blossom New Moulds flowerscp.jpgACID Member Blossom Sugar Art is a company in the business of creating spectacular cakes and cookies. They also design silicon moulds and cutters for cake decoration. They noticed that a big Italian Company, Pavoni Italia SpA, was offering for sale moulds and cutters that were infringing Blossom Sugar Art’s own rights in the UK and other European Countries. 

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0 20.03.2014

TAYLORS IP TEAM SECURES WIN AGAINST FASHION HOUSE

The Intellectual Property team at commercial law firm, Taylors, has assisted British fashion house, John Charles, in resolving its High Court claim against design house, Gino Cerruti (UK) Limited and its Director, Mr Gurpreet Singh Johar. 

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