Brand Matters
Issue 5

Passing judgment on passing off

Having a reputation in the UK through advertising is not enough to bring a passing off claim. According to a recent Supreme Court ruling, you also need to operate the relevant business in the UK, selling goods or providing services to UK customers...

That's the way the cookies crumble

Are cookies personal data? Is 'misuse of personal data' a tort? And does a claimant under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) need to show damage, or just distress, to claim damages under section 13?

Design rights and wrongs

A recent decision of the UK High Court has shown that UK Design Right remains a useful weapon for fashion brands, and that it can often come to the rescue where its more popular cousin, Community Unregistered Design Right, is found wanting...

A passion for fashion

Mishcon de Reya recently hosted its annual Fashion Gallery, in association with eco-fashion and art blog Lawfully Chic, bringing together a select group of London’s most exciting boutique luxury fashion and retail brands to showcase their collections to industry CEOs and directors, advisors, investors and journalists...