Scotch Whisky Association toasts success in Europe in “geographical indication” battle

In a decision that could have implications for many different products, the Scotch Whisky Association has won an important battle geographical indicators before the Court of Justice of the European Union. Fake, dangerous, whisky products The Scotch Whisky Association is an organisation based in Edinburgh, Scotland but operates all round

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Alibaba steps up IP protection efforts

According to its recent annual report on intellectual property rights protection, Alibaba has improved the processes for the takedown of infringing material and addressing counterfeit goods listed on the site. The three main messages from the report are: 95% of takedown requests were processed within 24 hours, a 68% reduction

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The costs of refusing to mediate

The Court of Appeal recently confirmed in the case of Gore v Naheed & Anor that a party who refuses to mediate will not automatically be penalised in costs because there is no general rule that refusal is automatically unreasonable. The facts The claimant, Mr Gore, was successful in his claim for damages and an

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