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Negative PR against a management board member or finance director: Does it concern the company?
Can a statement concerning an individual employed by or affiliated with a company infringe not only the reputation of the individual, but also the reputation of the company? What sort of connection with the company, and what sort of comment, can have such results? What can be the practical consequences for example in litigation? The analysis below is devoted to companies, but the remarks are universal and may generally apply to any legal person (such as a cooperative, foundation, local government entity, and so on).
Negative PR against a management board member or finance director: Does it concern the company?
Omegatiming is only for Omega. But what about megatiming?
Sometimes after receiving a cease-and-desist letter, or during the course of litigation, an infringer will replace its disputed name with a new, modified name. But often such changes are unsatisfactory for the plaintiff and are also challenged. Are the defendant’s prior actions and the designations previously used by the defendant relevant to evaluation of the new, modified designation? How to assess a situation where the defendant modifies its name while attempting to maintain continuity with the one it previously used?
Omegatiming is only for Omega. But what about megatiming?
Tic-Tac prevails in dispute over MIK MAKI dragee container
In a judgment of 6 March 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union gave its final ruling on a case surrounding invalidation of a community design presenting the box for MIK MAKI dragees. The invalidation was being sought by Ferrero SpA, claiming infringement of its registered figurative mark for Tic-Tac packaging.
Tic-Tac prevails in dispute over MIK MAKI dragee container
Trademarks in dictionaries and encyclopaedias
Can a trademark owner require the publisher of a dictionary to indicate alongside the colloquial definition of a word that the word is a registered trademark?
Trademarks in dictionaries and encyclopaedias
Intoxicating advertising: A few real-life examples
Producers of alcoholic beverages struggle with highly restrictive regulations across many areas of their business. One is advertising. The Polish regulations, in the Act on Sober Upbringing and Combating Alcoholism of 26 October 1982, are quite rigorous compared to most other countries. Essentially it is illegal to advertise alcoholic beverages, but with some leniency for beer. Beer advertising is permitted, subject to great restrictions on manner, place, time, form and content.
Intoxicating advertising: A few real-life examples
From the drugstore to the courtroom – what are the main reasons behind disputes between cosmetic and perfume companies in Poland
On the Polish market of cosmetics and perfumes we will find both global producers and Polish brands. The latter are getting better and better. The cosmetics market in Poland doesn’t stop to grow. That growth has been particularly dynamic in recent years. Competition is also intensifying. It can lead to an increase in the number of court litigation cases related to intellectual property rights. Below we indicate what in our experience has been the most common subject of disputes among industry players.
From the drugstore to the courtroom – what are the main reasons behind disputes between cosmetic and perfume companies in Poland
Can capturing Pokémons put you on the wrong side of the law?
Players hunting for virtual creatures could end up facing real-life civil or even criminal liability.
Can capturing Pokémons put you on the wrong side of the law?
Damages for moral losses from infringement of intellectual property rights
A holder of intellectual property rights that have been infringed may demand damages for non-economic loss even when the holder also seeks damages on the basis of hypothetical royalties.
Damages for moral losses from infringement of intellectual property rights
Pursuing claims against banks for unauthorised electronic transfers
Reimbursement of funds lost in an attack on an online account can be pursued against the bank operating the account.
Pursuing claims against banks for unauthorised electronic transfers
Pentesting of software and intellectual property
Can a controlled attack on a computer system to identify its security weaknesses violate copyright or trade secrets?
Pentesting of software and intellectual property
Will drones replace Rudolph?
With the implementation of new technologies at Claus Enterprises, Santa is seriously considering replacing his team of reindeer and using drones to deliver presents. Rudolph is already looking for another job.
Will drones replace Rudolph?
Freedom of panorama
In computer games and apps, the use of images of nature, like mountain streams, does not raise doubts in terms of copyright. But the use of architectural structures, such as bridges, monuments or buildings, can be problematic, because they are generally regarded as “works” for copyright purposes.
Freedom of panorama