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    Nicole Bollard on the clarification of the test for the tort of causing loss by unlawful means

    Intellectual Property and Commercial law barrister Nicole Bollard reviews Secretary of State for Health and another v Servier Laboratories Ltd and others [2021] UKSC 24 and the Supreme Court’s recent decision concerning the economic tort of causing loss by unlawful means. The court examined in particular whether a necessary element of the tort of causing loss by unlawful means is that the unlawful means affected the third party’s freedom to deal with the claimant, which...

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    Nicole Bollard considers the limits and exceptions to issue estoppel

    Intellectual Property and Commercial law barrister Nicole Bollard analyses the judgment in Thomas v Luv One Luv All Promotions Ltd and another [2021] EWCA Civ 732, in which the Court of Appeal considered the scope of issue estoppel and when the courts can disapply it due to special circumstances. In that case, the Court of Appeal allowed an appeal against the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court's (IPEC) decision to partially strike out a defence to a...

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    Victoria Jones represents British Gymnastics before the Court of Appeal

    3PB's specialist intellectual property barrister Victoria Jones (pictured here) represented British Gymnastics before the Court of Appeal. The appeal was brought by UK Gymnastics against the judgement of IPEC Judge HHJ Clarke handed down on 26 June 2020 in which she found UK Gymnastics to be liable for acts of passing off and trade mark infringement. On 24 March 2021, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision with Lord Justice Arnold upholding the findings...

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  • 3PB launches dedicated Covid-19 resources hub

    3PB Barristers have created a dedicated webpage on its website to act as a hub for the many articles, briefings and webinar and podcast recordings about lockdown laws and regulations as well as practical issues like court attendance, e-bundles, remote and hybrid hearings. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to create employment, contractual and other legal challenges which are in many ways unprecedented. The impact of the virus is being felt, and in response, 3PB have...

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  • 3PB’s Victoria Jones successful for British Gymnastics in trade mark infringement and passing off case

    3PB specialist intellectual property (IP) barrister Victoria Jones has successfully represented British Gymnastics in its action against UK Gymnastics. Following a 2 day hearing in March, on Friday 26 June 2020, HHJ Melissa Clarke sitting as an Enterprise Judge in the IPEC, handed down a 66 page judgment finding in British Gymnastics’ favour on every count of registered trade mark infringement and passing off. A copy of the judgment can be found here. Specialist IP barrister...

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  • 3PB’s Victoria Jones in successful appeal against Master’s refusal to approve a Tomlin Order

    In Zenith Logistics Services (UK) Ltd and others v Coury [2020] EWHC 774 (QB), 3PB’s Victoria Jones appeared before the Queens Bench Division in a successful appeal against a Master’s refusal  to approve a Tomlin Order on the basis that the Schedule attached to the Order was contrary to the principles of open justice because its terms were confidential to the parties. Victoria Jones was instructed by Lucy Nash of Royds Withy King. To read the full article please click here.

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  • Victoria Jones to speak at CITMA lecture at 3PB's Birmingham Chambers on 10 July

    3PB Barristers are delighted to host CITMA's first Midlands lecture of the year at our Birmingham Chambers. Programme Outline Recent trade mark decisions are beginning to impact the future of trade mark applications: 3PB IP Barrister Victoria Jones will share her insights and forecasts, outlining what we can now register as a trade mark, and the specifications applied to marks. Victoria will also review the CJEU reference in Sky v SkyKick, where the telecoms giant claimed...

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  • Copyright, database rights, breach of confidence and conspiracy in relation to data

    Nicole Bollard analyses The Racing Partnership Ltd and others v Done Brothers (Cash Betting) Ltd), a case involving a broad range of claims including conspiracy, copyright, database rights and breach of confidence, which will be of interest beyond those working in the horseracing arena, to those working industries which produce and disseminate data to third parties. Click here to read Nicole's analysis - This article was first published by Lexis®PSL on 14/05/2019 Click here to view Nicole’s...

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  • Victoria Jones earns another ranking for her Intellectual Property expertise from the World Trademark Review 2019

    Victoria Jones’ expertise has once again been acknowledged in the World Trademark Review: “Victoria Jones is highlighted for her specialisation in trademark, passing off and online enforcement matters and for the commercial and pragmatic way in which she approaches complex cases”. This ranking is further acknowledgement of Victoria’s first class Intellectual Property expertise. Victoria is also recognised for IP by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Legal Directories. Click here to view her profile. Register to...

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  • CITMA and 3PB IP Barrister Nicole Bollard present an update on important trade mark cases - Bristol 12 December

    Join Nicole Bollard of 3PB Barristers in Bristol as she provides an end of year case law update. Nicole will be focusing on important trade mark cases from the past year. You will hear about the details of the case and their impact which will help you in your practice and when advising your clients. Programme 12.30pm - Registration and light refreshments 1pm - Presentation 2pm - Close Register by 9am, Wednesday 5th December 2018.

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  • Victoria Jones successfully represents UK law firm Loch Associates Group in the UKIPO

    Victoria Jones successfully represents UK law firm Loch Associates Group in successfully defending oppositions to its nine trade mark applications incorporating the word ‘Loch’ brought by Cloch Solicitors Limited based upon its earlier ‘Cloch’ marks and in successfully opposing Cloch Solicitor’s attempt to register the mark ‘Loch’. The Registrar found that (i) ‘Loch’ was conceptually dissimilar to ‘Cloch’ with the former having an obvious meaning and the latter being meaningless such that despite identical services, the average consumer would not be confused between...

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  • IP specialist Victoria Jones presents 2018's big trade mark cases at CITMA today

    Intellectual property specialist Victoria Jones will speak to CITMA delegates at an event today about trade mark cases of interest to date so far in 2018. From EUIPO Torpedoes to the renowned red sole, Victoria will explore cases of note and the issues arising from them including: locality of goodwill and the section 11(3) defence, the future for colour and shape marks, reputation for the purposes of Art.9(2)(c), website targeting and jurisdiction, invalidity for imprecise...

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