Recent Work Carried Out by the Team
Intertrade Europe Srl & Intertrade (UK) Ltd on a High Court claim for fraud, passing off, misuse of confidential information. Defendant was former consultant with our client who upon termination of his contract brought down their website for one of its brands, the Defendant having secretly put ownership of the Claimant’s domains for this brand in his own name. The Defendant also then failed to return property belonging to the Claimants, including highly confidential distributor and stock lists.
Tahir Abbas regarding a breach of confidential information and defamation claim in relation to a high-profile academic.
Malaysian can company Hot-Can Sdn Bhd which manufactures self-heating cans on a breach of confidential information, contract and patent infringement claim by Spanish company who had originally sought a licence from our client, but then set up a rival business after visiting their factory and being shown various pieces of confidential information.
Shebang Technologies Group Ltd on a dispute over Google’s NEXUS branded range of Android smartphones. Shebang owned earlier rights trade mark registrations for NEXXUS for mobile phone accessories.
Evans Randall which co-owns the famous 30 St Mary Axe building in the City of London, commonly known as “The Gherkin” on the protectibility of the name and image of 30 St Mary Axe as a trade mark in order to protect it from unauthorised usage. It was one of the most comprehensive, wide ranging and successful efforts to protect trade mark rights in a building.
BMG Rights Management GmbH (“BMG”) in relation to its 2011 bid for EMI’s music publishing division. Our team advised on the UK music catalogue issues, trade marks and property matters. The eventual winning bid from the Sony/ATV consortium for EMI’s music publishing division was $2.2 billion.