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  1. Legal news
    21 September 2018
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA - September 2018

    This month we report on the Court of Justice decision regarding stay of infringement proceedings pending the outcome of a counterclaim for invalidity in Hansruedi Raimund v Michaela Aigner.

  2. Legal news
    21 August 2018
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA - August 2018

    This month we report on the Supreme Court's decision in Cartier International AG & Ots v British Telecommunications Plc & Anr concerning costs of website blocking orders.

  3. Legal news
    21 May 2018
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA - May 2018

    This month we report on Advocate-General Szpunar's Opinion on whether the shape exclusion in Article 3(1)(e)(iii) is applicable to non-three dimensional properties such as colour and shape (Christian Louboutin v Van ...

  4. Legal news
    28 September 2020
    Everyone loves a discount, but advertisers beware

    As foreshadowed in our earlier article here, the Federal Court of Australia has recently brought down its decision in ACCC v Kogan Australia Pty Ltd [2020] FCA 1004 (Judgment). The Judgment acts as a reminder of the ...

  5. Legal news
    28 October 2020
    How can luxury brands respond to the re-prioritisation of values being led by consumers?

    The luxury fashion sector is synonymous with carefully curated branding and reputation management. McKinsey & Company, together with the Business of Fashion, have recently published a report titled The State of Fashion ...

  6. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    Six Key Regulatory Rules for Entry into The Cosmetics Market

    Unlike other types of products (such as medicinal products) cosmetics products do not need prior regulatory approval before they can be put on the market. This does not mean, however, that they are unregulated – far ...

  7. Legal news
    11 January 2021
    The effect of Brexit on UK consumer protection law

    Over the last decade, a distinct body of law has arisen that regulates the contractual relationships formed between businesses and consumers, often known as consumer protection law. The development of this area of law ...

  8. Legal news
    06 November 2020
    Singapore: Government plans to launch realignment programme for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

    The Singapore Government is planning to launch a “realignment framework” to enable small and micro enterprises significantly impacted by COVID-19 to disclaim agreements that they have entered into. This framework is ...

  9. Legal news
    28 October 2020
    New consumer rights for the self-employed

    Statistics estimate that over three million people in Poland are self-employed. As of 1 January 2021, self-employed persons will be granted certain rights which are currently enjoyed solely by consumers.

  10. Legal news
    28 September 2020
    Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) Publishes New Guidelines on Price Transparency

    The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”), which oversees consumer protection and anti-competition practices in Singapore, has published a set of guidelines on how suppliers should transparently and ...