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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Druces LLP Hosts Pop-Up Shop At UKFT

Last night Druces LLP’s Fashion group hosted a Christmas Pop-Up shopping event at UKFT. This was the second Druces Pop-Up Shop event and, as with the first, was well attended and a great success. Our thanks to the UKFT for co-hosting the event in their beautiful Queens Square atrium and to designers, Anya Sushko, Meher Kakalia […]

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Press Release Could Be Defamatory: Rufus Vs Elliot

A press release that implied that a person mentioned in the release had been disloyal to a former friend is capable of being defamatory, according to a recent decision in the case of Richard Rufus (in bankruptcy) v Paul Elliot [2013] EWHC 3355. The case concerned a libel claim brought by Richard Rufus, a former professional footballer, in […]

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Zynga’s Cows Trample Over Mattel’s Barbies

Zynga’s “Scramble with friends” game does not infringe Mattel’s SCRABBLE marks. The High Court has rejected Mattel’s claim for trade mark infringement and passing off of its SCRABBLE and SCRAMBLE Community trade marks (CTMs) in respect of Zynga’s online “Scramble with friends” game. A significant part of the judgment is concerned with the judge’s determination […]

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Cyber-Squatting – Have You Protected Your Domain Name?

Complaints of cyber-squatting are on the rise. The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) recently reported that it received over 2,800 complaints of domain name squatting last year. The number of complaints has doubled in the last decade. A domain name is a unique name which identifies a computer or computers on the internet. Every website […]

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Price Fixing And Discounting in The Fashion Sector

Timothy O’Callaghan, partner in Druces LLP’s Corporate & Commercial team, writes regular opinion and legal articles relating to the Fashion industry. A copy of his recent opinion piece on price fixing and discounting in the Fashion industry, published in Drapers’ Record, is set out below: There has been a great deal of well publicized anguish on the part of bricks […]

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