Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Groundless threats for infringement of intellectual property rights

To sue or not to sue? What does or doesn’t amount to a threat is judged and decided objectively. It is reviewed on the basis of whether an ordinary person – in the position of the claimant – would interpret … Continue reading

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Which Kylie Should Be So Lucky, Lucky, Lucky?

Australia’s Kylie Minogue has launched a legal battle against America’s Kylie (Jenner) after the latter tried to trademark their shared first name. As they prepare to go head to head, we take a look at the importance of trade marks … Continue reading

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Changes in the new tax year regarding winding up

Many companies deliberate over whether and/or when to wind up their company when there is a desire to distribute its value. This decision may become a whole lot easier for companies to make further to the Draft Finance Bill 2016 … Continue reading

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We wish you a Merry “Swiftmas”

After Trade Marking “sick beat” earlier this year, Taylor Swift has now made a bid to Trade Mark “Swiftmas” and the stylised form of “1989” on her album cover in the United States. The singer has previously been successful in … Continue reading

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The consideration of Intellectual Property in insolvency

Where a company is experiencing extreme financial difficulties it is well known that such a company can be cash-flow insolvent, (i.e. they cannot pay their debts as they fall due), or balance sheet insolvent (the company’s liabilities outweigh their assets). It … Continue reading

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