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  1. Legal news
    28 May 2021
    UK: First disclosure of designs – choose carefully
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/first-disclosure-of-designs

    Ewan Grist considers the important questions that courts in both the EU and UK need to answer for their unregistered design regimes.

  2. Legal news
    11 March 2021
    British American Tobacco burnt by Patents Court judgment on heat-not-burn devices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/british-american-tobacco-burnt-by-patents-court-judgment-on-heat-not-burn-devices

    We review the High Court’s decision in Philip Morris Products, SA & Philip Morris Limited v Rai Strategic Holdings, Inc & Nicoventures Trading Limited [2021] EWHC 537 (Pat). The court conducted an assessment of the ...

  3. Legal news
    14 September 2018
    Trade marks: refusal of discontinuance of infringement to avoid revocation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/trade-marks-refusal-of-discontinuance-of-infringement-to-avoid-revocation

    The High Court has refused an application to discontinue a trade mark infringement claim and held that four EU trade marks (EUTMs) and five UK registered marks were either liable to revocation or non-use or invalid on ...

  4. Legal news
    31 August 2018
    ASA rules against Amazon on ‘One-Day Delivery’ promises to Amazon Prime customers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/asa-rules-against-amazon-on-one-day-delivery-promises-to-amazon-prime-customers

    The ASA has ruled that Amazon have breached article 3.1 (Misleading advertising), 3.7 (Substantiation) and 3.9 (Qualification) of the CAP Code. The ASA investigation and ruling were triggered by complaints that promises ...

  5. Legal news
    28 February 2020
    HMRC recently announced that nine businesses are under criminal investigation for failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/hmrc-recently-announced-that-nine-businesses-are-under-criminal-investigation

    The press release also disclosed that a further 21 businesses across 10 different sectors have cases under review by HMRC. We are told that the investigations relate to businesses of all sizes some of whom are amongst ...

  6. Legal news
    02 November 2020
    UK: High Court rules in favour of insurer on physical damage in COVID-19 business interruption insurance claim
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/high-court-rules-in-favour-of-insurer-on-physical

    The recent High Court judgment in TKC London Limited v Allianz Insurance plc [2020] EWHC 2710 (Comm) suggests that policyholders will find it difficult to make successful claims for COVID-19 losses where their insurance ...

  7. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    UK: HMRC announces that almost 800 people have reported their employers for fraudulently claiming money from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/hmrc-announces-that-almost-800-people-have-reported-their-employers

    The announcement comes after HMRC raised concerns about financial crime during the pandemic and publicised a whistle-blowing hotline only last month. It is very likely that criminal investigations and prosecutions will ...

  8. Legal news
    24 November 2020
    UK: Sweet Dream or a Logistical Nightmare?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/sweet-dream-or-a-logistical-nightmare

    Uncertain; unforeseen; unprecedented; unexpected: 2020 has been the most turbulent of years, politically, socially and medically.

  9. Legal news
    01 May 2019
    Is Brexit "frustrating"? The English High Court clarifies the application of frustration to lease contracts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/is-brexit-frustrating

    This English High Court decision upheld a lease held to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for its London HQ and decided that Brexit would not 'frustrate' the contract.