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Gay Cake Verdict – do you need to act?

Every now and then a legal headline catches your attention and you think ‘Oh I had better read that to make sure I am up to date on everything’. Such was my reaction to the headline ‘Tatchell:  ‘Gay Cake’ verdict is a defeat for freedom of expression. Turns out that a Court in Belfast has ordered that it was wrong for a local bakery to refuse to decorate a cake with the words ‘Support Gay…
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Improving access to justice – year 1 for the shorter trial pilot scheme

The shorter and flexible trial schemes, two pilot schemes being run in the Chancery Division, were launched last year (1 October 2015) with a view to: 1) achieve shorter and earlier trials for business-related litigation; and 2) foster a change in litigation culture, by which it recognises that some aspects of trial procedure (such as document disclosure) are simply not necessary. One year on, it is worth taking a look at the scheme and to…
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The Rubik’s Cube shape trade mark declared invalid

In 1999 Seven Towns successfully registered the Rubik’s cube as a 3D EU trade mark. In 2006, a German toy manufacture, Simba Toys applied to cancel the trade mark on the basis that the mark involved a technical solution (due to its ability to rotate). The EUIPO dismissed this application and Simba Toys commenced a further action in the General Court who also dismissed the same claim. Simba toys commenced an appeal to the European…
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