RSM’s M&A and Private Equity team and law firm Womble Bond Dickinson have successfully advised on the sale of Create Flavours to the European Nactarome Group, funded by European private equity house Ambienta.
This article considers how a company might use its intellectual property (IP) assets as part of an operating model in support of its chosen value discipline. It looks at each value discipline and consider how IP might be used in relation to it, providing examples from within the Aerospace & Defence sector.
Following a reference from the High Court of Justice in England & Wales ("High Court"), the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") has confirmed that a lack of clarity and precision in the terms used to designate the goods and services is not an independent ground for declaring a trade mark registration to be invalid. Whilst the CJEU ruling has been criticised subsequently for avoiding some of the key issues, it did rule that an application made without any intention to use that trade mark in relation to the goods and services specified, can constitute bad faith.
Negotiating a contract can be a challenge, and more so in these uncertain times. If you are a customer in the midst of negotiating an agreement for goods or services and are concerned about protecting your business and securing the supply chain, this article should be of interest to you. In this article, we consider some of the key terms you may want to think about when discussing a contract for supply of goods and/or services in the current climate, and included suggestions which may help you achieve robust and flexible supply terms.
On Wednesday 9 April, Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) hosted a webinar for members of the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) in relation to managing health and safety matters following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Following the European Commission's March press release on the suggested postponement of the effective date of the Medical Device Regulation (the MDR), given the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, it's formal Proposal was published on Friday 3 April. This Preparatory Act, which amends the date of application of various provisions in the MDR from 26 May 2020 to 26 May 2021, has still to be approved by both the European Parliament and the Council.
The Court of Appeal has upheld a sentence of two years' imprisonment suspended for two years and disqualification as a director in respect of an individual convicted of activities amounting to trade mark infringement.