Brand Matters

Brand Matters

Issue 10
Brexit 'No Deal' and Brands

Brexit 'No Deal' and Brands

With the deadline for a Brexit deal looming and the negotiation failing to progress as time passes, the Government has been issuing a series of Notices setting out the implications for a range of scenarios in the event of 'no deal' being reached.

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Parallel imports: Government's contentious claims of a 'temporary fix' in a 'no deal' Brexit

Parallel imports: Government's contentious claims of a 'temporary fix' in a 'no deal' Brexit

In its latest series of Brexit Technical Notices, the UK Government has promised to adopt a 'temporary fix' in relation to the treatment of parallel imports in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit; the UK will 'unilaterally align' to the EU/EEA regime from Exit day to allow continuity of supply of parallel imports into the UK.

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The rise of crypto-collectibles

The rise of crypto-collectibles

With Bitcoin's valuation at an average of US$7,000 in August 2018 (its highest valuation was at US$19,8321 in December 2017), everyone is talking about the burst of the 'Bitcoin bubble'.

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Under the influence: advertising on social media

Under the influence: advertising on social media

We've all seen that Instagram post of a famous celebrity pictured with their new favourite brand or product with a caption explaining how much they love it.

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New laws in China to crack down on fake goods sales

New laws in China to crack down on fake goods sales

China has recently introduced a new e-commerce law which, amongst other things, will implement tougher requirements for e-commerce platform operators to deal with IP rights infringements, such as the sale of counterfeit goods, on their websites.

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LNDR beats LDNR

LNDR beats LDNR

This summer, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court decided in favour of premium sportswear brand LNDR following Nike's viral launch of its LDNR 'Nothing Beats a Londoner' campaign.

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