OhPolly loses design infringement battle against Original Beauty: a crash course in quantifying loss
“Damages inquiries are rare in intellectual property cases”. Fortunately, every now and again, a case is heard on inquiry, providing practitioners and rights holders with a practical refresher on the calculation of damages in UK proceedings.
Trainee patent attorney Mykhailo Pokrachynskyi explains the latest legal proceedings between M&S and Aldi.
An IP audit under the UK Intellectual Property Office’s (UKIPO) ‘IP Audits Plus’ scheme, is a convenient route into the world of IP, as UK businesses can apply for funding under this scheme.
The Brexit transition period came to an end on 31 December 2020 and as of 1 January 2021 the UK was no longer bound by EU legal framework. Before the UK left the EU, the UK was party to the EU’s regional exhaustion of IP rights regime.
The received wisdom is that company directors can escape liability by sheltering behind the “corporate veil”. But is this true in IP cases?
In one of the last IP rulings before Brexit, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (the IPEC) recently handed down its judgment in Rothy’s Inc v Giesswein Walkwaren AG  EWHC 3391 (IPEC) finding that Rothy’s Inc’s (the claimant) Registered Community Design (RCD) in relation to a shoe depicting a Pointed Loafer was valid and infringed by Giesswein Walkwaren AG (the defendant).