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A stronger steer on content of U.K. Modern Slavery Act statements… and further developments on the horizon?

The UK government recently provided updated guidance on the transparency in supply chains reporting requirement in section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act (about which, see more here). Brands with an international footprint should be aware of developments in the guidance as well as developments on the cards in other countries. According to the guidance, … Continue Reading

The protection of brands in Europe using a Community Registered Design – Trunki v Kiddee

“Copycat” branding — where a lesser known brand mimics the appearance or design of a more successful or well-known brand — is becoming more common. Copycat products will often undercut the better known brand on pricing, in order to attempt to access a piece of the market captured by that brand. Designers looking to use … Continue Reading

Emilie Jones wins associate solicitor of 2013 at the British Legal Awards

CovBrands would like to congratulate Emilie Jones, who won the prestigious award of associate of the year at last night’s British Legal Awards ceremony, hosted by Legal Week. Emilie’s contribution to the firm’s Brands practice greatly impressed the panel of judges, who picked her as the winner above associates from Linklaters, Hogan Lovells, Paul Hastings … Continue Reading

Emilie Jones shortlisted for associate solicitor of the year at the British Legal Awards 2013

Emilie Jones, Covington associate and CovBrands contributor, is a finalist for the award of associate solicitor of the year at this evening’s British Legal Awards 2013.  Being shortlisted for this prestigious award is a fantastic achievement and is in part due to Emilie’s work in growing Covington’s Brands practice, as well as her pro bono … Continue Reading

3D printing: a new tool for counterfeiters?

3D printing is hot right now.  A 25-year old in Texas produced the world’s first working gun using a  3D plastic printer.  People are building 3D-printed homes along Amsterdam’s canals.  3D printing shops have opened in New York and London; soon we’ll all be able to do it. It’s nothing new — 3D printing has … Continue Reading