Intellectual Property Law - 2015 in review

This 15-minute video offers an update on the key IP decisions of the past 12 months, before looking ahead at the developments expected next year.

Peter covers some legislative changes, such as the upcoming reform of European trade mark law and the unitary patent. He also examines the most significant, recent UK and CJEU decisions on copyright, trade marks and designs. Topics include:

  • Assos v ASOS [own-name defence to trade mark infringement]
  • Cartier v British Sky Broadcasting [website blocking injunctions]
  • Starbucks (HK) v British Sky Broadcasting [passing off]
  • Private copying exception quashed
  • Requirements for registering shapes as trade marks
  • EU trade mark law reform
  • Unified Patent Court & unitary patent implementation
  • Key IP decisions to watch out for in 2016

Case references:

  • Maier v ASOS Plc [2015] EWCA Civ 220
  • Cartier International AG v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd [2014] EWHC 3915 (Ch)
  • Starbucks (HK) Ltd v British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc [2015] UKSC 31
  • R. (on the application of British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2015] EWHC 2041 (Admin)
  • Societe des Produits Nestle SA v Cadbury UK Ltd (C-215/14) [2015] Bus. L.R. 1034

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Date:Published Friday 04 December 2015
Duration:0.25 hours
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Peter Brownlow

Bird & Bird

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