Rosie Burbidge brings readers a Polo story: the longstanding dispute between the Beverly Hills Polo Club’s UK licensee (Lifestyle) and its increasing defendants that concerns infringement of EU and UK trade marks and procuring breach of a licence agreement.
Eibhlin Vardy recaps the Court of Appeal’s answer to the question of “Can an employer be 'too big to pay' employee-inventor compensation under s40(1) of the Patents Act?” – the court has provided guidance on the relevance of this issue to the question of “outstanding benefit” in the long running dispute of Shanks v Unilever PLC and others  EWCA Civ 2.
InternKat Hayleigh Bosher
|No more counterfeiters.|
Eleonora Rosati speaks on the AG Szpunar’s “extremely interesting” opinion advising the CJEU to answer the question of the Dutch Supreme Court regarding the Stichting Brein, C-610/15 case in the AFFIRMATIVE.
* No more counterfeiters! Chanel, Apple, Bayer, LVMH (and more) write to President Juncker on revision to IP Enforcement Directive
“Can you just agree the confidentiality club regime with the other side?” -- the popular AmeriKat this time invites Kat friend Christopher Weber (Kather Augenstein) to explain the recent ground-breaking decision from Düsseldorf which is set to make litigating standard essential patents (SEP) in Germany a whole lot easier.