Brands & IP Seminar
Wednesday 14 June 2017
Our IP team at Wedlake Bell will be providing an update on some of the very latest developments in IP and data protection law.
Topics will include:
Colour trade marks and branding: the struggle continues!
Businesses continue to come a cropper when trying to monopolise colour and colours schemes as trade marks. We review the current law and examine the Court of Appeal's judgment in Glaxo Welcome v Sandoz handed down on 10 May.
Changes to the law of unjustified threats
This quirk of the UK's IP laws has caught out many an IP rights owner and professional adviser. On 27 April, the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 received Royal Assent. We explain the implications of this new legislation which comes into force in October.
The implementation date for the GDPR is now barely a year away and the Information Commissioner's Office is aiming to recruit hundreds of new staff in readiness. Are you ready yet? Our data protection team will give a quick update.
Injunct first, seek damages later!
As we noted in our April seminar, in breach of confidence cases, damages are often an inadequate remedy and difficult to quantify. An interim injunction may be a necessary measure. We review the Brevan Howard and Rafael High Court decisions where the claimants sought to pre-empt the disclosure of confidential information, and discuss the main talking points.
How are things shaping up?
To answer this question we'll compare and contrast two very recent judgments by senior courts on the registrability of shape trade marks – the Court of Appeal's KIT-KAT decision, and the CJEU's ruling in Yoshida.
Date: Wednesday 14 June 2017
Venue: Wedlake Bell LLP 71 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4AY
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