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Patent Law

Patent Law

  Employee Wins £2m Pay-out from Unilever for Invention of Outstanding Benefit   After a 13-year fight, Professor Shanks has finally won his case against Unilever Plc, his former employer, and has been awarded £2m in respect of an invention which proved to...

Walk Of Life

Walk Of Life

ICR Walk of Life On Friday 7 November over 100 supporters of the ICR got together for the 2 million step Walk for Life. This is an annual sponsored walk in the Lake District where groups each walk a route of different length and level of difficulty. This year the...

Aldi Loses Make-Up Look-Like Copyright Case

Aldi Loses Make-Up Look-Like Copyright Case

  Aldi loses makeup copyright case In a recent case, the High Court upheld a breach of copyright claim brought by a cosmetics manufacturer, Islestarr Holdings, against Aldi in respect of a look-alike product. The Court granted Islestarr summary judgment on the basis...

Good faith in contracts

Good faith in contracts

    Can good faith be implied in contracts?    On occasion we find that our clients assume that there is a general presumption of fairness and good faith in contract law. They assume that the role of a Judge in a contractual dispute is to discern what might be a fair...

What you need to know about contracts

What you need to know about contracts

    What you need to know about contracts    It is often said that prevention is better than a cure and this could not be more true when it comes to contracts. If a contract is not place or drafted incorrectly, then any disagreements which may arise as to what...