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Introducing our SnIPpets podcast series: Fieldfisher experts share bite-sized views on hot topics in IP law

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Introducing our SnIPpets podcast series: Fieldfisher experts share bite-sized views on hot topics in IP law

    Lidl v Tesco (conseq hearing)

    Lidl v Tesco (conseq hearing)

    IP expert and director, Sheena Sheikh Brown, summarises the recent decision in Lidl v Tesco  [2023] EWHC 1517 (Ch) in this short SnIPpets podcast. This covers the highlights from the consequentials hearing following the first instance decision where Tesco was held to infringe Lidl's IP rights in the Lidl logo. In this decision the Court assessed whether to award damages in lieu of an injunction for copyright infringement and decided not to in the circumstances.   

    • 7 min
    Shenzhen v Noco

    Shenzhen v Noco

    IP expert and director, Sheena Sheikh Brown, summarises and considers the impact of the Shenzhen Carku Technology Co. Ltd v The NOCO Company [2022] EWHC 2034 (Pat) decision in this 5 minute SnIPpets podcast. In a nutshell, the High Court ruled that requests made to Amazon to delist competitors' products amounted to unjustified threats by a patent holder.  

    • 5 min
    Anna Pasternak v Lara Prescott [2022] EWHC 2695 (Ch

    Anna Pasternak v Lara Prescott [2022] EWHC 2695 (Ch

    Fieldfisher IP expert and director, Sheena Sheikh Brown, summarises the weighty decision of Anna Pasternak v Lara Prescott [2022] EWHC 2695 (Ch) in this 5 minute SnIPpets podcast. 
     In brief, in 2022, the UK High Court dismissed a detailed copyright claim brought by the great-niece of Boris Pasternak (author of Doctor Zhivago), that a substantial part of the "selection, structure and arrangement of facts and incidents" in her biographical work about Boris's muse were copied by the author of a work of historical fiction. The Court did however find infringement of an extract from a translation of another work. 

    • 4 min
    UK Government releases much-anticipated White Paper on Artificial Intelligence

    UK Government releases much-anticipated White Paper on Artificial Intelligence

    The UK government has now published its much-anticipated White Paper detailing its new approach to regulating Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the UK, the aim of which is ‘to guide the use of artificial intelligence in the UK, to drive responsible innovation and maintain public trust in this revolutionary technology'.
    Director Sheena Sheikh Brown breaks down the government guidance and what you need to know in our 3 minute SnIPpets podcast. 

    • 2 min
    Shazam Productions Ltd v Only Fools The Dining Experience Ltd & Ors [2022] EWHC 1379 (IPEC)

    Shazam Productions Ltd v Only Fools The Dining Experience Ltd & Ors [2022] EWHC 1379 (IPEC)

    Sheena Sheikh Brown summarises the judge's combined UK/EU approach to copyright infringement, studying the case of Shazam Productions Ltd v Only Fools The Dining Experience Ltd & Ors [2022] EWHC 1379 (IPEC).
    The Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court (IPEC) ruled that a fictional character is capable of copyright protection as a literary work and each script for the series Only Fools and Horses is protected as a dramatic work, therefore meaning that Del Boy is protected by copyright as well as passing off!

    • 5 min
    Louboutin v Amazon

    Louboutin v Amazon

    In the first of our podcast series, Fieldfisher Director and IP expert Sheena Sheikh Brown summarises the decision of the Louboutin v Amazon joined cases (C-148/20 and C-184/21).
    This decision saw the CJEU rule that Amazon and other online marketplaces can be held directly liable for counterfeit goods sold by a third party on its platform, if a user is confused by the origin of the goods advertised. 
    The overall view was that this result was seen as a win for IP owners in the fight against counterfeit goods, and Sheena dives into more detail about this on this episode. 

    • 2 min

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