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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

14/10/21

Photo by Sergey Zolkin on Unsplash Part of our Virtuoso Vigilance brand protection series. For more information about our Virtuoso Vigilance complete brand protection solution, get in touch with our team here. by Kostas Retzopoulos United Kingdom, October 2021   Background Back in May of this year, the UK Government published the Draft Online Safety…

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By Virtuoso Legal

12/08/21

Photo by Jason Dent on Unsplash by Kostas Retzopoulos   Part of our Virtuoso Vigilance brand protection series. For more information about our Virtuoso Vigilance complete brand protection solution, get in touch with our team here.   Protecting domains   In our recent webinars, we focused on the importance of protecting your domain names to…

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By Virtuoso Legal

03/03/21

By Catherine Wynn   BACKGROUND The Beverly Hills Polo Club (“BPHC”) is a global brand. The Claimant is the proprietor of the registered trade marks for the BPHC brand in the UK. The managing director of the Claimant was in business with his brothers. In 2008, the brothers split from the Claimant company and set…

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By Todd Bateman

23/02/21

by Razvan Popa   Background On 14 July 2000, the Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional Cheese of Cyprus (“FPTCC”) successfully registered the collective trade mark “HALLOUMI”. On 9 July 2014, M.J. Diaries EOOD, a Bulgarian company, applied to register the following logo mark:      (the “Application”)   Opposition In November, the FPTCC…

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By Virtuoso Legal

03/02/21

By Razvan Popa   BACKGROUND Earlier this month, Mr Justice Meade issued his decision on the re-trial of Nicholas Martin and ors v Julia Kogan. The case involved ownership of copyright in the script for the Florence Foster Jenkins drama. Mr Martin and Big Hat Stories Limited were looking for a declaration stating that Mr…

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By Todd Bateman

22/01/21

By Hallam Whitehead and Catherine Wynn   BACKGROUND The two parties in this case, BY and CX, are both private persons operating their own websites. During court proceedings in Sweden, CX submitted to the court – via email – copies of text and a photograph from BY’s website. Sweden has national transparency laws, or freedom…

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By Virtuoso Legal

10/12/20

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.   By James Gilmer and Liz Ward   Introduction What is the current position?  For the most part, the IP…

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By Virtuoso Legal

04/12/20

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. Virtuoso Legal is offering a limited number of FREE 15-minute IP and Brexit clinics without principal and founder Elizabeth Ward,…

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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. Virtuoso Legal is offering a limited number of FREE 15-minute IP and Brexit clinics without principal and founder Elizabeth Ward,…

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By Virtuoso Legal

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. Virtuoso Legal is offering a limited number of FREE 15-minute IP and Brexit clinics without principal and founder Elizabeth Ward,…

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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. Virtuoso Legal is offering a limited number of FREE 15-minute IP and Brexit clinics without principal and founder Elizabeth Ward,…

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