The Battle of the Oats: Oatly v PureOaty Trade Mark Dispute

The Dispute In A Nutshell: Oatly is the owner and registered proprietor of a range of EU trade mark registrations relating to the branding of their oat drinks. Oatly has recently accused Glebe Farm Foods, a market competitor, of infringing the brand's trade marks with their oat drink ‘PureOaty’. Oatly have taken the dispute to... Continue Reading →

Phew!Tube: The Great (Liability) Escape – The ECJ Rules YouTube Are Not To Blame For Copyright Infringements

Cases of illegal online video uploads, be it on YouTube or other media platforms, are a dime a dozen. In this new developing digital age, the legalities of online copyright are still being teased out in real time, right before our eyes. After a lengthy legal battle between Europe’s creative industry and online media platforms,... Continue Reading →

Alibaba vs The Chinese Regulators. First Warning…

Chinese tech giant Alibaba has been served with a $2.8 billion (£2billion) fine imposed by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator. China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) enforced the measure after it was claimed that Alibaba had been abusing its dominant market position for years.                      The penalty is the latest in a chain of events targeting... Continue Reading →

John Lewis: Searching For Closure

In July 2020, John Lewis announced they were closing 8 stores, affecting 1300 employees. Fast-forward to March 2021, and history appears to be repeating itself, as John Lewis has confirmed it intends to permanently close another 8 stores, affecting a further 1500 jobs. How does John Lewis compare with the High Street as a whole? In lieu... Continue Reading →

Tesla: Rocking the Boat or Floating Nicely?

Tesla, the electric vehicle and clean energy company, has been at the forefront of sustainable transport for the past decade. Since Tesla went public on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 2010, the company has been making countless headlines. One of the positive recent stories was Tesla’s introduction on to the S&P 500 Index.     The S&P... Continue Reading →

Bird & Bird Open Day Review

Oh, how things have changed since I wrote my last Open Day review! From virtual vacation schemes to remote (net)working, the legal profession has changed significantly since the pandemic hit. A firm that has dealt particularly well with this change is Bird & Bird, which recently hosted a fantastic Open Day that I shall be... Continue Reading →

CASE STUDY: The Apple v Epic Games Saga: A Fortnite-mare

The Facts: Apple has been making headlines recently over the row with the entertainment company, Epic Games, the creator of the Fortnite games franchise. The disagreement centres around Epic’s membership of Apple’s Developer Program. The Program gives developers (such as Epic) everything they need to build, test, and deploy apps across Apple’s devices through the App... Continue Reading →

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