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rainA Bank holiday plus a torrential downpour must mean that summer’s just about over. Just in case you missed us over the last few weeks, here’s our summer round-up from mid-July through to the end of August.


26 August 2015 – US caselaw – countering an obvious combination objection. A brief compilation of relevant US cases bearing on the obviousness of combinations.

20 August 2015 – Rihanna, Topshop and a Narrow Opening to Image Rights in the English Legal System?

18 August 2015 – A Question of Data Protection. A look at the issues around the capture of athlete data via wearable devices.

13 August 2015 – Meisterkreis: German Luxury Brands United Against Counterfeiting. A summary of the presentation by Clemens Pflanz of Meisterkreis at the Marques Luxury Brands symposium in Zurich in June.

11 August 2015 – Book Review: “Inside Intellectual Property – Best Practice in Intellectual Property Law, Management and Strategy”. Annette Freeman provides a comprehensive review of Mike Jewess’ book.

6 August 2015 – Relocation of the Museum of Brands. The UK’s only museum dedicated to brands is moving in October.

6 August 2015 – Portugal ratifies the UPC Agreement. Portugal has ratified the UPC Agreement and once it deposits its instrument of ratification will become the 8th country to fully ratify the UPCA.

4 August 2015 – Keystone v Keystone. Case review of O/135/15


28 July 2015 – Unitary patent and UPC round-up news. Whats the legal basis of the opt out fee? What’s going on with Italy and the unitary patent and a UPC Taskforce update

23 July 2015 – Designs seminar review (inc. Swarovski and the freedom to operate in the luxury goods market). A review of a design seminar for in-house counsel.

21 July 2015 – High Court quashes private copying exception. The CD ripping legislation back in the news.

20 July 2015 – Exotic Creatures of the Deep – Huawei Technologies v ZTE at the CJEU. Richard Lawrence provides a perspective on the recent Huawei Technologies v ZTE case.

14 July 2015 – IP due diligence from an in-house perspective. A review of a presentation from Rob carter of K2 IP on due diligence.

Mark Richardson 1 September 2015

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