Friday, 28 November 2014

A cat fight is brewing: unauthorised imitation of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in China

Jaguar, the well known British multinational car manufacturer may commence an action against Chinese car manufacturers, Chang’an Automobile Group and Jiangling Motors Corporation (Chang’an and Jiangling) for producing a land rover vehicle known as LandWind that is an imitation of the Jaguar Range Rover Evoque.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

At last, the new Franchising Code is here

Franchisors must act fast to comply by January 1

After much anticipation the new Franchising Code of Conduct is now publicly available and is due to commence on 1 January 2015.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Forget-me-not (just forget what I’ve done)

The right to be forgotten

To forget is human.  The problem is, the internet never forgets.  At least, not until now.

Earlier this year, European courts confirmed the right of Europeans in certain circumstances to request that information pertaining to them be deleted from the internet.  This means that they no longer have to rely on peoples’ fading memories for what they have done to be forgotten.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Star Wars strikes Bock

Lucasfilm, the production company behind Star Wars, has filed a trade mark dispute with a small brewery in New York.  Lucasfilm, a subsidiary of Disney, is opposing Empire Brewing Company’s application for its ‘Strikes Bock’ brand of beer.