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“If one is a master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time insight into and understanding of many things“– Vincent Van Gogh

The team at Virtuoso Legal are continually reviewing the field of intellectual property for impactful news and meaningful changes.

As a forward-thinking law firm, we seek in any given moment to be able to offer cutting-edge advice that reflects the constantly shifting status of the law.

As part of this process we produce weekly “IP Insights”, which catalogue significant changes in IP and their significance.

By Virtuoso Legal

02/12/20

BREXIT AND IP: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW This series of blogs by Virtuoso Legal, the IP specialists cover key changes to the status quo and priorities for businesses operating (or planning to) in Europe. Are you a lawyer or a brand manager wanting to know how Brexit will impact your IP? Our webinar on…

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By Haydn Fox

25/11/20

In this edition of our IP top 10, we talk about Nintendo enforcing their IP, WhatsApp opposing a trade mark, and much more. Let’s get underway!   Nintendo sues fan for violating copyright “The Missing Link,” a new Zelda fan-made game utilizing a common "ROM-hacking" technique, has been taken down with its game, images and…

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By Virtuoso Legal

23/11/20

BREXIT AND IP: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW This series of blogs by Virtuoso Legal, the IP specialists cover key changes to the status quo and priorities for businesses operating (or planning to) in Europe. Are you a lawyer or a brand manager wanting to know how Brexit will impact your IP? Our webinar on…

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By Virtuoso Legal

18/11/20

Brexit and IP: What You Need To Know This series of blogs by Virtuoso Legal, the IP specialists cover key changes to the status quo and priorities for businesses operating (or planning to) in Europe. Are you a lawyer or a brand manager wanting to know how Brexit will impact your IP? Our webinar on…

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By Virtuoso Legal

28/10/20

This case pertains to a trade mark dispute between a supplier and former distributor resulting in a subsequent IPEC decision. Notably, the dispute could have been wholly avoided had the parties entered into a distribution agreement at the start of their commercial relationship. Instead, the parties traded on the Supplier’s standard Terms and Conditions which…

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By Virtuoso Legal

19/10/20

IP Insight is a series from IP specialists Virtuoso Legal covering key decisions and changes in IP law. This case pertains to a trade mark and design right infringement case and personal liability of directors in cases of blatant infringement. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG v Premier Alloy Wheels (UK) Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 2094…

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By Haydn Fox

13/10/20

TRADE MARKS Banksy's "Flower Thrower" Temporarily Unprotected And Pending Appeal The graffiti artist Banksy, whose real identity is unknown, created "Flower Thrower" in 2005 and registered the image as a trade mark in 2014 (through representation). After that, Full Colour Black, a greeting card company sold products with the artwork reproduced on them, and then…

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By Virtuoso Legal

29/09/20

IP Insight is a series from Virtuoso Legal the intellectual property specialists. This entry explores the significance of the Supreme Court judgment pertaining to FRAND. Written by Charlie Bond and Ellie Wilson   If you follow IP law, technology or business news, you may have seen some excitement following a decision of the Supreme Court…

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By Haydn Fox

14/09/20

Yellowcard Drops A $15M Copyright Lawsuit Against Juice Wrld!   We covered in a previous edition of the IP Top 10, that American rock band Yellowcard persued a copyright claim against Juice Wrld for $15 million due to alleged copying in his song “Lucid Dreams.” However, the most recent news on this case is that…

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By Virtuoso Legal

17/08/20

IP Insight is a series from Virtuoso Legal the intellectual property specialists. This entry reviews the significance of the 4th judgment from Lord Justice Arnold in relation to Sky v SkyKick and it's significance to trade mark registrants. Written by Razvan Popa and Charlie Bond   Background On 6 February 2018, Justice Arnold (as he…

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By Haydn Fox

15/07/20

With 2020 halfway through (phew!) and the world becoming increasingly remote and online, more businesses are getting closely acquainted with their IP. In June’s edition of the IP Top 10, you will find that Jay-Z and Beyonce face a copyright lawsuit, President Trump has had a video removed from social media, Google faces a $57million…

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By Virtuoso Legal

14/07/20

Case C-833/18 SI, Brompton Bicycle Ltd v Chedech/Get2Get EU:C:2020:461 (11 June 2020) IP Insight is a series of blogs by Virtuoso Legal, intellectual property specialists. This case concerns functional shapes and copyright. Written by Charlie Bond and Razvan Popa.   Background On 11 June 2020, the Court of Justice issued its long-awaited decision relating to…

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