EU Court finds the UK guilty of breaching air pollution limits

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The European Court of Justice has found the United Kingdom (UK) guilty of “systematically and persistently” breaching air pollution limits. European Union (EU) Judges also held that the UK has failed to comply with its legal obligation to put in place sufficient plans to address the problem of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution. NO2 is emitted […]

Intellectual Property Office’s temporary fee changes due to end

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In July 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) Intellectual Property Office (IPO) revised its fees to patents, trademarks, registered designs, and supplementary protection certificates to help and encourage filers during the Covid-19 pandemic. The changes included removing surcharges for patent application fee payments after the filing date, zero fees for time extensions, and reduced late payment […]

Burberry beats Baneberry in China

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In the latter half of February, the Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court has issued an injunction against a copycat brand in China called Baneberry. The injunction was issued on behalf of Burberry. The Court found that Shanghai based company, Xinboli Trading had infringed on Burberry’s logo and trade marked patterns. Xinboli had owned two trade marks […]

Brexit: EU prepared to take legal action against UK over Northern Ireland

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The British government decided to extend the time period which gives Northern Ireland time to adapt to post-Brexit rules without the agreement of the European Union (EU). In response the EU is prepared to launch a two-pronged legal assault on the United Kingdom (UK). It has been reported that it is likely the EU will […]