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Charlotte Tilbury successful in copyright action against Aldi. Is it enough to make Aldi blush?

Some months ago, I read an article in a money magazine headed ‘Are Aldi’s ‘copycat brands good value for money?’. The piece went on to review 10 products across a diverse range of products including food detergents and make-up. The rating given to the various ‘copycat’ items varied but for most the reviews were positive, identified differences and where the copy product was not as good as the original but largely went on the say…
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Brexit breakdown of your IP rights!

So it’s been over 3 years now since the June 2016 Brexit vote. It is still unclear what’s going to happen although there’s no doubt that everyone is pretty sick of hearing about it. We apologise therefore for bringing it up again but what follows is a bit of important, and hopefully useful, advice to help prepare your business for Brexit, give you an understanding of your registered IP rights and explain how the EU’s…
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Hugo Boss forces Boss Brewing to change the names of its beers

A small Welsh brewery received a cease-and-desist letter from the fashion giant Hugo Boss after applying to register the trade marks for the names of its award-winning beers (Boss Black, a 5% ABV stout, and  Boss Boss, a 7.4% ABV double IPA). It should have taken Boss Brewing a few hundred pounds to register the trade marks, however, they ended up spending nearly £10,000 on several month long legal battle with Hugo Boss. The clothing…
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