Disputes & litigation
In a judgment handed down on 19 April 2023, the High Court of England and Wales has found Tesco to infringe Lidl’s trade mark rights, copyright and rights in passing off in its blue and yellow logo.
In this article, Appleyard Lees partner and IP solicitor Bill Lister discusses when a lawyer should refer their client to an IP specialist.
When life gives you lemons: Brothers Drinks Co. Ltd v Thatchers Cider Company Limited (CLOUDY LEMON)
Partner and trade mark attorney Robert Cumming, and trainee trade mark attorney Claire Bothma, discuss if a a mark, which is descriptive for goods, also descriptive for the retail of those goods.
Design disputes tend to focus on the comparison between the design as registered and the prior art. The case PicArt Print & Design v. Daniel Platten is no exception.
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 34 – 2022 IP case law roundup: trade marks, copyright, and designs
In this episode, partners and solicitors, Chris Hoole and Bill Lister, discuss some of 2022’s most significant IP disputes, and what they might mean for the enforcement of IP rights in 2023 and beyond.
Following a recent dispute between Tesco’s and Lidl, partner, trade mark attorney and solicitor Robert Cumming, and trainee trade mark attorney Lisa Thomson, discuss ‘bad faith’, and ‘evergreening’.