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Can Your Business Survive A Recession – Some Help

Introduction Some of us have been in business for very many years and have survived and even thrived during recessions. However, although we can learn from history every recession is different. For the first time in many years we have rapidly rising inflation and rising interest rates. Although some of this may be due to …   Read more

Triple damages for flagrant infringement: Original Beauty v G4K Fashion

In a recent decision the High Court awarded £450,000 including a 200% uplift for additional damages to a claimant whose unregistered design rights in “bodycon” and “bandage” dress designs had been infringed in a flagrant manner. In Original Beauty & others v G4K Fashion & others, the High Court found that the defendant, trading as Oh Polly, had …   Read more

VG Bild-Kunst v Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz: Copyright works and website framing

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) has handed down the latest judgment in a long-running case concerning the online framing of copyright material. A dispute arose between VG Bild-Kunst (VG B-K – a German visual arts copyright collecting society) and Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK – a German cultural heritage foundation) when …   Read more