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Legal expert predicts more litigation collaborations in wake of Facebook-Gucci team-up: Nicholas Buckland comments for World Trademark Review
Press06 May 2021
Facebook and Gucci have filed a joint lawsuit against the head of an alleged international counterfeiting operation.
Press15 March 2021
The Unified Patent Court has been put on hold again. So what does this mean, what are its aims and will it ever come to fruition? Antony Craggs explains in this article for The Law Society Gazette.
Press12 March 2021
In-house lawyers in the music industry say two court rulings that ordered internet service providers to block access to stream-ripping websites will encourage them to target other services that have slipped through the net, and will add weight to their demands for legislative changes.
Press02 March 2021
Dancing fountains and other works may be protected by China’s new copyright law. David Swain shares his insight in this article for Intellectual Property Magazine.
Press23 February 2021
A cooler box with 70 vials allegedly filled with counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines seized from a Chinese couple in Colombia’s El Dorado International Airport on Feb. 17 underscored the growing challenges facing pharmaceutical companies, law enforcement authorities and health care regulators around the world. David Swain comments on patient safety, company liability and the security of distribution channels in this article for BioWorld.
Press Release17 February 2021
Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the hire of Nick Bowie as Legal Director, the latest expansion to the firm’s market-leading Intellectual Property practice.
Press Release11 January 2021
New partners appointed in London, Cardiff and Hong Kong
27 November 2020
Earlier this week, Brinsley Dresden, Partner and Head of our Advertising & Marketing Sector Focus Group, welcomed Guy Parker, Chief Executive of the Advertising Standards Agency (“ASA”), for a virtual fireside chat to discuss how the ASA is facing up to some of the big issues in the advertising and marketing industry.
Press Release06 October 2020
Law firm appoints IP tech expert Alex Rushent as Tech Consultant
Lewis Silkin - How Photography Entrepreneurs Can Protect Their Work From Image Theft - Anna Caruso comments for Forbes14 September 2020
Digital technology has transformed the world of professional photography and enabled many people to turn a hobby into a successful business. But, while the internet has made it easy for photographers to showcase their images, it has also made it easy for people to steal them to post on their own websites or social media pages. Anna Caruso comments further in this article for Forbes.
17 August 2020
The BlackLivesMatters movement has led to sports clubs reconsidering the appropriateness of their team names, mascots and nicknames.
24 June 2020
The use of artificial intelligence in commerce, especially online commerce, is fast gaining traction, and sometimes in a manner that is not so visible to consumers or other purchasers.
Will the EU’s SPC manufacturing waiver weaken European pharma’s IP? Paul Williams writes for Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review
Press29 May 2020
Despite dire warnings by the US Chamber of Commerce, the impact of the EU’s SPC waiver won’t be known for years, writes Paul Williams.
Influencing your relationship: Key points for brands to consider when contracting with an influencer07 May 2020
Influencers provide brands with an exciting and engaging way to reach audiences. Unlike traditional advertising, when working with influencers brands usually won’t have complete control over the content which is created.
06 April 2020
In highly competitive industries, the line between extolling the virtues of one’s own product and comparing it with others can be a very fine, and sometimes blurry, one. Most advertisers will make claims about their products. Those claims might be straightforward, such as claims as to battery life, suitability for certain tasks or conditions, or relating to price. Other claims might suggest that the advertiser’s product is the best, cheapest or superior in some other way. There is a category of advertising though that can be much more high stakes – comparative advertising.
03 April 2020
As you will have seen, governments across Europe have issued a range of recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
26 March 2020
As you will have seen, governments across Europe have issued a range of recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The various IP offices have recognised this will have an impact on the ability of rightsholders/ applicants/ opponents to meet their deadlines, and so each of the UKIPO, the IP Office of Ireland, the EUIPO and the EPO have announced that deadlines will be extended:
13 March 2020
The United Kingdom is no longer in the EU. The 1st February 2020 saw the start of a new trajectory for the UK which will impact on many aspects of commercial, political and cultural life. For now, nothing really changes, with the impact being delayed until the end of the ‘implementation period’ on the 31st December 2020. The end of the implementation period will, however, bring significant changes for businesses that own IP.
Coronavirus - what it actually means for sponsors if 2020’s biggest events are disrupted - Alex Kelham comments for The Drum11 March 2020
The Tokyo Olympics, Glastonbury, Euro 2020, Cannes Film Festival, SXSW and Cannes Lions. These are some of the major events that hang in the balance as the coronavirus continues its global spread. In this article for The Drum, Alex Kelham comments on how relationships with sponsors will dictate negotiations.
Inbrief31 July 2019
What can be protected by a registered design right?