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Brexit and… trade marks – an update

17 Jun 2019
Although uncertainty lingers around how, when, and even, if, the United Kingdom ("UK") might leave the European Union ("EU"), draft statutory instruments are beginning to emerge which provide a more concrete insight into the intellectual property landscape should Brexit happen. This note provides an update on our previous article 'Brexit and…trade marks' following the publication of The Trade Marks (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (the "Exit Regulations"), which sets out the amendments to the Trade Marks Act 1994 ("TMA 1994") that will govern how existing EU trade marks ("EUTMs") will be protected following Brexit.
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Brexit and… designs – an update

16 Jun 2019
Although uncertainty lingers around how, when, and even, if, the United Kingdom ("UK") might leave the European Union ("EU"), draft statutory instruments are beginning to emerge which provide a more concrete insight into the intellectual property landscape should Brexit happen. This note provides an update on our previous article 'Brexit and…designs' following the publication of 'The Designs and International Trade Marks (Amendment Etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019' (the "Exit Regulations"), which sets out the principles under which designs will be protected following Brexit.
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A rare, reported case of fraudulent trading

11 Jun 2019
The Liquidator of the Pantiles Investments Limited (Company) brought a claim (among others) for fraudulent trading against its former director, Ms Winckler. The claim related to a property transaction involving Ms Winkler, an associate (Mr Goldbart) and the Company.