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Honda Motor Co. Ltd and Honda Motor Europe Ltd -v- Derek James Neesam, Kevin David Neesam and D&K Motorcycles [2008] EWHC 338 (Ch)28 February 2008James Mellor QC and James Abrahams represented the Claimants in January 2008 in this action for parallel importing against the Fourth Defendant (as the Claimants had obtained summary judgment in relation to the other three Defendants). The issue at trial was whether the Claimant had given implied consent for the Fourth Defendant to put bikes […]
GlaxoSmithKline -and- Genentech [2008] EWCA Civ 2331 January 2008Daniel Alexander QC acted for GSK in a claim to revoke Genentech’s patent relating to the use of anti-CD20 antibodies for RA therapy. Genentech applied to stay the UK claim pending determination of opposition proceedings in the EPO. The Court of Appeal’s judgment handed down in January 2008 gives general guidance as to the approach […]
The Gola Wing Flash Logo [2008] EWHC 88 (Ch)25 January 2008John Baldwin QC led Robert Onslow in the successful protection of the iconic Gola logo against a threat from encroachment by a rival footwear manufacturer in December 2007. The case involved the tension between marks which are mere designs and those which are genuine badges of origin. The heritage, of which the likes of Bill […]
Magical Marking -and- Ware & Kay LLP and Others [2013] EWHC 59 (Ch)29 January 2013Jonathan Hill has acted as junior to professional negligence silk Michael Douglas QC for the defendant solicitors in Magical Marking v Ware & Kay [2013] EWHC 59 (Ch). The claimant accused its former solicitors of failing to give appropriate advice and take appropriate action in relation to copyright, database and other IP claims the claimant […]
MMI Research Limited v Cellxion Limited and Others [2009] EWHC 418 (Pat)11 March 2009Martin Howe QC and Henry Ward appeared on behalf of the Claimants in this patent infringement action heard in January 2009. The patent in suit was entitled "Method for identifying a mobile phone user or for eavesdropping on outgoing calls". The Claimant sued the Defendants for patent infringement in relation to a product called a […]