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Small print, big potential – the importance of a set of Terms & Conditions

People love saying things like: “don’t sweat the small stuff”, “go with the flow” and “why don’t you just chillax”. Something which is worth noting however is that these people are never lawyers. Lawyers very much sweat the small stuff, are often reluctant to flow anywhere and never say chillax (admittedly I don’t think anyone actually says chillax anymore). So why is that? Are lawyers just incredibly uptight people who never manage to combine chilling…
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Is Cheerios yellow a thing?

Is Cheerios yellow a thing? No, not according to the US trademark court office. General Mills, the manufacturer of the ‘Cheerios’ American cereal brand, had spent two years pursuing trade mark protection for the precise shade of sunshine yellow that it uses on its cereal boxes. The US trademark court office, however, denied the company’s trade mark application earlier this month. The judge explained that Cheerios could not have the exclusive right to use that…
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Trade marks in China: court awards significant damages to US sportswear firm, New Balance

US sportswear firm, New Balance, has been awarded damages in excess of 10 million yuan (roughly £1.2m) by a Chinese court in relation to infringement of its famous “N” logo. The award follows systematic steps taken by Chinese authorities to strengthen national intellectual property laws. The new framework facilitates enforcement of intellectual property rights by owners. For example, the thresholds for claiming damages against an infringer is higher than ever before. China also now has…
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