Posted: Author: Laura Trapnell

The last song in the Rihanna T-shirt litigation

Breaking news – the Court of Appeal has rejected the appeal brought by Arcadia and upheld the High Court’s previous judgment that Topshop’s sales of T-shirts bearing Rihanna’s image (although correctly licensed in copyright terms) amount to passing off. You may recall that In 2012 Topshop started selling – both in its stores and online… Read more »

Posted: Author: Laura Trapnell

Is this decision laudatory?

There will be a hushed silence this morning in the offices of Grundig Multimedia AG after news that the General Court of the European Union has rejected their appeal against refusal to grant the registration of the Community Trade Mark application of the mark ‘PIANISSIMO’ in respect of electronic devices such as hoovers and washing… Read more »

Posted: Author: David Eminton

Get your statutory demands and court claims in now!

The Government has recently released two sets of proposals that are likely to have an impact on any person or business wanting to bring a claim in the courts. Inflation beating Bankruptcy changes From October 2015 the minimum debt level above which you can petition for bankruptcy is to increase to £5,000. The level was… Read more »

Posted: Author: Stephanie Bermudez

Changes in advertising

A combination of two things lead me along the path to working within marketing; my interest in psychology, the reasons people do what they do, and I was pretty good at business studies at GCSE level. You may think that I could have opted to do a degree in psychology and with the vision to… Read more »

Posted: Author: Emily Sadler

Consumer Rights Bill to become law on 1 October 2015

The Government has announced that the Consumer Rights Bill is intended to become law on 1 October 2015 subject to the ongoing parliamentary process. The existing framework of consumer law is set out in over 100 separate pieces of legislation. Consolidation of these rules would, it is thought, create a better compliance framework for businesses. … Read more »