Tesco found to have copied the Lidl logo in trademark lawsuit. Why did the High Court come to this decision?

In a recent case, the High Court has ruled that Tesco’s use of its Clubcard logo constituted trademark infringement, copyright infringement and passing off. Tesco filed a counterclaim in response in which they alleged some of the Lidl trademarks were registered in bad faith and are therefore liable to be declared invalid.   You may […]

Abuse of YouTube copyright policies leads to permanent injunction against defendant

By Fiona Huang   For those who conduct business by using Amazon, eBay, YouTube or other platforms, you may have encountered intellectual property (IP) infringement by your competitors. One of the most effective ways to protect your IP rights is to report the infringement to the platform provider. The provider should always respond swiftly and […]

EU court says online marketplaces like Amazon can be held liable for trademark infringement

Today’s article takes a look at a recent intellectual property case involving Amazon and the Court of Justice of the EU. The court finds that online marketplaces like Amazon can be held liable for trademark infringement, keep reading to learn more.   This is a highly significant case due to the status and profile of […]

Legal privilege – when is the right to confidentiality lost for data held on company servers?

Today’s article examines a case involving legal professional privilege, work emails and company servers. It provides a great deal of relevance to many businesses, as the issue of legal privilege in the context of work emails on corporate servers is one which arises regularly up and down the country.   In this case, the applicant […]

Descendant of Doctor Zhivago author loses copyright case

The descendant of the author of Doctor Zhivago has lost a copyright case against the author of a spy thriller novel about the publication of the iconic Russian tale.   One of the iconic novels which came out of the Soviet Union, Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak was first published in Italy as it was […]

Samsung found liable for hosting apps which mimicked luxury Swatch brands

The South Korean technology giant, Samsung, ranked by Forbes in 2020 as the 8th largest company in the world, has found itself on the receiving end of a decision by the UK’s High Court which determined the technology company to be held liable for trademark infringement.   In principle, this came down to the fact […]

Amazon held liable for Intellectual Property infringement by Court of Appeal! What are the consequences?

The online retail behemoth, Amazon, has been found by the UK Court of Appeal to have made a trademark infringement in a recent legal battle with Lifestyle Equities CV, a Netherlands-registered company.   The case, Lifestyle Equities CV and another v Amazon UK Services Ltd and others [2022] EWCA Civ 552, reinforces the fact that […]