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LEGOLAND or LEGNOLAND – where would you rather go?

For those of you who speak Italian, you will undoubtedly know that LEGNOLAND means “land of wood”. Whilst LEGOLAND doesn’t necessarily mean “land of plastic”, it’s not far off. So, on that basis, I think I’ll stick to the woods. However, the EU Intellectual Property Office (“EUIPO”) recently decided that the average consumer when seeing the mark LEGNOLAND wouldn’t think of campfires, tents and roasted marshmallows and would instead be ushering their kids into the car with expectations…
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Don’t terminate on the basis of your counterparty entering into an insolvency procedure

Commercial contracts usually have written terms that allow a party to immediately terminate the contract in the event of the counterparty becoming insolvent.  Summary of CIGA As from 26 June 2020, this contractual right has been curtailed as the UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the CIGA) has come into force. The CIGA inserts a new provision into the Insolvency Act 1986 which removes the effect of a term in a contract for the supply of goods…
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Use it or lose it – an expensive lesson for Ferrari

The Ferrari 250 GTO was a sports car manufactured by Ferrari in the 1960s. Today, you would pay an eye-watering £50 million for one of these iconic models. Unsurprisingly, Ferrari wanted to maximise its IP protection for the car design and therefore in 2007 it filed an application to register the shape of the car as a trade mark with the EU intellectual property office. (image from EUIPO) The trade mark was ultimately registered in 2008, but (unfortunately…
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Beyond Bricks and Mortar

The Advocate General of the Court of the Justice of the EU (CJEU) has just issued an opinion that could have welcome implications for a number of businesses in these uncertain times.
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CALLING ALL INFLUENCERS – Protect your rights!

On social media, your intellectual property is your biggest selling point. Influencers post their content for everyone to see, with the hope that everyone will see it and engage. But what happens when you notice that someone is using your social media content without your consent?
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Who owns your IP?

For some startups intellectual property is their main asset. But if you are not careful, one of your most valuable assets might not actually belong to your company.
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