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Intellectual Property Decisions

Ifejika (Victor) v (1) Ifejika (Charles) (2) Lens Care Ltd

Ms Anna Edwards-Stuart (Jensen & Son) for the defendants/applicants (Charles Ifejika); Mr George Hamer (McDaniel & Co) for the claimant/respondent (Victor Ifejika). Background This case concerned an amended application by the defendant for..
Online Published Date:  01 March 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 3 - 01 March 2010

33015 (1) Diageo North America Inc (2) Diageo Great Britain Ltd v (1) Intercontinental Brands (ICB) Ltd (2) Intercontinental Brands (Holdings) Ltd (3) Intercontinental Beverages (Jersey) Ltd

Mr Simon Thorley QC and Mr Joe Delaney (Rouse Legal) for the claimants (Diageo); Mr Roger Wyand QC and Mr Simon Malynicz (Pinsent Masons) for the defendants (ICB). Background Last month’s issue of Intellectual Property Decisions (see number..
Online Published Date:  01 March 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 3 - 01 March 2010

33018 Medeva BV v Comptroller General of Patents

Mr Colin Birss QC and Mr Miles Copeland (Rouse Legal) for the appellant (Medeva); Mr Thomas Mitcheson (the Treasury Solicitor) for the respondent (The Comptroller) Background Medeva appealed against the decision of the Hearing Officer, dated 16..
Online Published Date:  01 March 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 3 - 01 March 2010

33017 (1) Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc (2) Starsight Telecast Inc (3) United Video Properties Inc v (1) Virgin Media Ltd (2) Virgin Media Payments Ltd

Mr Colin Birss QC and Mr Douglas Campbell (Bird & Bird LLP) for the claimants (Gemstar); Mr James Mellor QC and Mr Andrew Lykiardopoulos (Simmons & Simmons) for the defendants (Virgin). Background The claimants (collectively Gemstar) claimed..
Online Published Date:  01 March 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 3 - 01 March 2010

33014 Virgin Atlantic v Premium Aircraft

Mr Richard Meade QC and Mr Henry Ward (DLA Piper UK LLP) for the appellant (Virgin); Mr Mark Vanhegan QC and Miss Kathryn Pickard (Wragge and Co LLP) for the respondent (Contour). Per Lord Justice Jacob (all concurring): Background The Court of..
Online Published Date:  01 March 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 3 - 01 March 2010

33016 (1) Vestergaard Frandsen A/S (2) Vestergaard Frandsen SA (3) Disease Control Textiles SA v (1) Bestnet Europe Limited (2) 3T Europe Ltd (3) Intection Ltd (4) Intelligent Insect Control Ltd (5) Torben Holm Larsen (6) Trine Angeline Sig

Mr Mark Platts-Mills QC and Mr James Whyte (Field Fisher Waterhouse) for the claimants (VF); Mr George Hamer (McGuireWoods) for the defendants (Bestnet). Background Mr Justice Arnold had held that the claimants, collectively Vestergaard Frandsen..
Online Published Date:  01 March 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 3 - 01 March 2010

33025 Mobiqa Ltd v Trinity Mobile Ltd

Mr Tim Powell (Powell Gilbert LLP) for the claimant/part 20 defendant (Mobiqa); Mr Brian Nicholson (Fox Williams) for the defendant/part 20 claimant (Trinity). Background The claimant patentee, Mobiqa, had served a notice of discontinuance, leaving..
Online Published Date:  22 March 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

33022 (1) Nanjing Automobile (Group) Corp (2) Nanjing Automobile Corp (UK) Ltd (3) MG Motor UK Ltd v (1) MG Sports and Racing Europe Ltd (2) Riley (William James)

Mr Ian Purvis QC (Pinsent Masons) for the claimants (NAC); Mr Mark Engelman (Norton Rose) for the first defendant (SREL) and (by Robert Brand & Co) for the second defendant (Mr Riley). Background This case concerns allegations of infringement..
Online Published Date:  22 March 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

33020 Audi AG v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM)

S O Gillert and F Schiwek (Rechtsanwälte) for the appellant (Audi); G Schneider (acting as agent) for the defendant (OHIM). Background Audi’s application to register the word mark ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ had been refused by..
Online Published Date:  22 March 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

33021 (1) Lucasfilm Limited (2) Star Wars Productions Limited (3) Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Limited v (1) Ainsworth (Andrew) (2) Shepperton Design Studios Ltd

Mr Michael Bloch QC and Mr Alan Bryson (Harbottle Lewis) for the appellants/claimants (Lucasfilm); Mr Alastair Wilson QC and Mr George Hamer (Simmons Cooper Andrew LLP) for the respondents/defendants. Per Lord Justice Jacob (all..
Online Published Date:  22 March 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

33024 (1) Hospira Inc (2) Hospira UK Ltd v Amgen Inc

Mr Thomas Mitcheson (Powell Gilbert LLP) for the claimants (Hospira); Mr Thomas Hinchliffe (McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP) for the defendant (Amgen). Background This was a case management conference concerned with disclosure. The claimants,..
Online Published Date:  22 March 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

33023 (1) Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc (2) Starsight Telecast Inc (3) United Video Properties Inc v (1) Virgin Media Ltd (2) Virgin Media Payments Ltd

Mr Colin Birss QC and Mr Douglas Campbell (Bird & Bird LLP) for the claimants (Gemstar); Mr James Mellor QC and Mr Andrew Lykiardopoulos (Simmons & Simmons) for the defendants (Virgin). Background The defendants, Virgin, having succeeded in..
Online Published Date:  22 March 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

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