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IPR Updates – July 2015: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES Co. Ltd. v ZTE Corp. (Case C-170-13) CJEU 16 July 2015The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down an important decision on the 16 July 2015 dealing with the thorny issue of the balance to be struck between the rights of patent proprietors of patents that have become part of a European standard and the rights of third-parties who have not concluded an agreement with that patent holder for the use the protected technology – but have used it in any event to comply with the requirements of the EU standard.
1st July 2015 by Dr Tim Sampson
Starbucks (HK) Ltd. v British Sky Broadcasting Group and Other (No.2) [2015] UKSC 31The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Starbucks (HK) v BSB has upheld the longstanding principle that to bring an action in passing off the Claimant must have more than a reputation in the UK - it must have actual paying customers and that the application of this principle is not altered by the fact that the service in question is one that is known to individuals living in the UK.
1st June 2015 by Dr Tim Sampson

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