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Europe: Shifting attitudes to patent injunctions

Final injunctions for successful parties in patent cases in Europe have generally been seen as automatic but attitudes are evolving. Despite their differing common law and civil law systems, courts in the UK and continental Europe have tended to grant  injunctions to successful patent owners after a trial as a matter of course. However, this

Proving copying in UK copyright and designs cases: No need for mountain climbing

John Kaldor Fabricmaker UK Limited v Lee Ann Fashions Limited [2014] EWHC 3779 (IPEC): UK copyright and unregistered Community design rights in a fabric design held not infringed, despite design similarities and Defendant’s access to Claimant’s fabric. Background In the summer of 2012, Marks & Spencer (one of the UK’s largest retailers) asked the Defendant