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Smirnoff Trade Marks [2006] RPC 16

Area of Law: Intellectual Property

An attempt to invalidate/revoke all the Smirnoff UK trade marks.  Acted for the grandson of Pierre Smirnoff against the American producers of grain spirit.

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Woodhouse v Architectural Lighting Systems [2006] RPC 1

Area of Law: Intellectual Property

Registered and unregistered design right infringement trial concerning street lamps; the leading case on cancellation of a registered design on grounds that the applicant was not entitled to the related unregistered right.

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Barrett v Universal Island Records Ltd

Area of Law: Commercial Litigation

Substantial claim involving record royalties, claims to own copyright and performers rights. The action raised issues in relation to the construction of a settlement agreement, abuse of process and res judicata and several issues in relation to performers rights including the question whether the rights conferred by sections 182A and 182B of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 are new rights for the purpose of the Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 1996.

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Regan v Paul Properties Ltd and others [2006] ALL ER (D) 327

Area of Law: Property

Regan v Paul Properties & Ors [2006] (Court of Appeal) (Injunction to restrain interference with rights of light).

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Lambretta Clothing v Teddy Smith [2005] RPC 6

Area of Law: Intellectual Property

Leading case on the interaction between copyright protection and design right protection.

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Hormel Foods v Antilles Landscape Investments [2005] ETMR54, [2005] RPC 28

Area of Law: Intellectual Property

Hormel Foods v Antilles Landscape Investments

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Reckitt Benkiser v Home Pairfum [2004] FSR 37, [2005] ETMR 94

Area of Law: Intellectual Property

Refusal to join a new Part 20 defendant as an abuse of process in a threats action.

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R v Comptroller General of Patents, ex part Penife [2004] RPC 37

Area of Law: Intellectual Property

A judicial review of a decision of the Patent Office acting as a receiving office for WIPO.

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