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Author: Emma Kirkpatrick

Lifestyle Equities CV v Amazon UK Services Ltd - Territorial Trade Mark Boundaries Must Apply to Online Retailers

On 6th March 2024, the giant retail platform Amazon was defeated by a Supreme Court decision which ruled Amazon had infringed UK and EU trade marks by targeting British consumers from  its US "amazon.com" website. This case was brought by Lifestyle Equities, who own registered trade marks in the UK and the EU for the words ‘Beverly Hills Polo Club’ and its logo. It was brought at a date when the UK was still part of the EU and although…

Be Careful What You Say – Intellectual Property and Unjustified Threats

In 2023, a London cyclist, who posts footage to a YouTube Channel under the name of 'Chapona Bicyclette' showing vehicles making dangerous manoeuvres around or near cyclists, uploaded footage of a van overtaking the cyclist in an allegedly dangerous manner. The cyclist also sent the footage to the company that owned the van (Cornices Centre), with an expectation of an apology and assurance that the driver of the van would receive an appropriate reprimand. Instead, the cyclist received an email…

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