Brand Matters

Issue 5
285Fashion Gallery 2015

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...

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287Passing judgment on passing off

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...

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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?

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291UK Design Right: It's not pants

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...

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