News

Gary Fearns t/a Autopaint International v Anglo-Dutch Paint and Chemical Company Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 9919 February 2008Gary Fearns, who sold car paint mainly through franchises, brought a claim for passing off and trade mark infringement due to the fact that Anglo-Dutch, Fearns paint supplier, had started selling the paint directly to his franchisees causing Fearns to lose the franchises. Anglo-Dutch successfully argued that Fearns had given consent for it to sell […]
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 […]
GlaxoSmithKline v 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 […]
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 […]
Cinpres Gas Injection Limited -v- Melea Limited [2008] EWCA Civ 921 January 2008One of the country’s longest running patent cases concerning ownership of a gas assisted plastic injection moulding patent has been decided by the Court of Appeal. The appeal followed earlier litigation between the same parties that was commenced in the early 1990s and ultimately dismissed some 8 years later, due largely to the evidence given […]
Cinpres Gas Injection Limited v Melea Limited [2008] EWCA Civ 921 January 2008One of the country’s longest running patent cases concerning ownership of a gas assisted plastic injection moulding patent has been decided by the Court of Appeal. The appeal followed earlier litigation between the same parties that was commenced in the early 1990s and ultimately dismissed some 8 years later, due largely to the evidence given […]
Peer International Corporation and Southern Music Publishing Co Inc and Peermusic (UK) Ltd v Editoria Musical De Cuba [2007] EWCA Civ 130823 November 2007The first instance trial concerned the entitlement to the UK copyright in 14 songs written by Cuban composers. The trial Judge, Lindsay J, found in favour of the defendants, Editoria Musical De Cuba, but at the costs hearing he did not make an order as to costs in favour of the defendants on the aspects […]
Peer International Corporation and Southern Music Publishing Co Inc and Peermusic (UK) Ltd v Editoria Musical De Cuba [2007] EWCA Civ 130823 November 2007The first instance trial concerned the entitlement to the UK copyright in 14 songs written by Cuban composers. The trial Judge, Lindsay J, found in favour of the defendants, Editoria Musical De Cuba, but at the costs hearing he did not make an order as to costs in favour of the defendants on the aspects […]
Aloys Wobben v Vestas-Celtic Wind Technology Limited [2007] EWHC 2636 (Pat)14 November 2007This patent trial involved three separate patents, all of which were concerned with the control systems of wind energy systems i.e. wind turbines and the interaction between such turbines and the electrical grids to which they are connected. The requirements of the network operator in relation to the behaviour of various types of generation under […]