Case Note: Computer Associates UK Ltd v The Software Incubator Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 518

European Court dismisses three separate appeals from the EUIPO

May 23 2019

In the past week the Third, Fifth and Sixth chambers of the General Court of the European Union have each delivered judgment in cases spanning a wide range of current issues in trade mark law and procedure.   On 16 May 2019 the Sixth Chamber delivered judgment in Case T-354/18 KID-Systeme v EUIPO EU:T:2019:333, following an oral hearing in Luxembourg on 13 February 2019. The applicant put forward...

Court orders rectification of a disclosure letter in a private company share sale

May 17 2019

Persimmon Homes v Hillier [2019] EWCA Civ 800 Michael Fealy QC acted for Persimmon at trial, and on appeal, in obtaining damages for breach of warranty in a share sale and purchase agreement.  Persimmon had bought the shares in a house building company, only to discover that the vendors had held back some sites leaving them with a ransom strip. Michael succeeded in persuading the court that the...

EE Limited v Ofcom

May 17 2019

The Commercial Court had allowed claims brought by EE Limited and other mobile network operators against Ofcom for restitution of overpaid spectrum licence fees totalling about £220 million.  Steven Elliott QC represented EE at the trial before Adrian Beltrami QC. The spectrum licence fees had been paid under regulations which were quashed in 2017 by the Court of Appeal ([2018] 1 WLR 1868)...

LLB Verwaltung successful on its appeal to hold Mr Landman liable for dishonest assistance

May 07 2019

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in a major civil fraud case concerning the theft and laundering of €100 million. In Group Seven Ltd v Notable Services LLP [2019] EWCA Civ 614, Sonia Tolaney QC and Michael Ryan, instructed by Alan Sheeley of Pinsent Masons, acted for the Swiss Bank LLB Verwaltung AG in its successful appeal against the law firm Notable Services LLP and its member Mr...