Trademark Hijackings, Part Deux

Internet Sales On 22nd September 2011 the Court of Justice of the EU reached its long awaited decision in the Interflora v Marks & Spencer case. Interflora sued M&S for buying “Interflora-themed” Google Adwords (see previous blog entry entitled “Trademark Hijackings” on the use of Trade Marks as Search/Adwords terms) such that when customers searched “interflora” Read More …

Bribery Act – Prosecution #1

Bribery Act 2010 The first prosecution under the Bribery Act 2010 which came into force earlier in 2011 is of a court clerk, Mr Patel at a county court in Essex. The CPS said “It is alleged that Patel promised an individual summonsed for a motoring offence that he could influence the course of criminal Read More …

Who Dares Wins

An article in today’s Liverpool Echo about our client and his Trade Mark infringement action against Debenhams PLC: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2011/05/20/anfield-army-veteran-vows-to-fight-debenhams-in-court-over-who-dares-wins-trade-mark-100252-28729448/