Insights: August 2006

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Lancôme wins protection for 'Tresor'


Perfume deemed copyrightable The Dutch Supreme Court has issued judgement in Kecofa v Lancôme, upholding a 2004 ruling that allows Lancôme, which is owned by L’Oreal SA, to copyright its ‘Tresor’ perfume. The decision shows that Dutch courts are willing to accept perfumes as works of art as opposed to products which instead should be […]

Fladgate advise on Bad Boy Racers


Fladgate, advised Jordan Media on its contract with Zig Zag Productions for Channel Five’s new documentary series “Bad Boy Racers” featuring ex-Formula One team owner Eddie Jordan. This is the first television project that Eddie Jordan has undertaken through his new brainchild Jordan Media, which aims to work together with visionary leaders in the media […]

Starting a Limited Liability Partnership


I’ve just recently started purchasing property as an investment, with no previous experience, and some people have suggested that I should do so through a limited liability partnership. Can you tell me what this is, what I should do and if there is anything I should watch out for? Choosing an investment vehicle can be […]

Libel victory for Jermyn Capital

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Fladgate, has successfully acted for Jermyn Capital Partners plc and Dharmesh Doshi in a libel action against the broadcaster of CNBC India, Television Eighteen India Limited. In a statement delivered in the Royal Courts of Justice on 20 July, Jermyn’s barrister (Matthew Nicklin, instructed by Fladgate) explained that the proceedings had been brought in relation […]

Changes to the fire regulations


I am the tenant of a shop and understand there have been changes to the fire regulations that mean I no longer require a fire certificate. Is this correct and if so, what am I supposed to do? The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (SI2005/1541) may sound like gobbledygook. It is, however, a fundamental […]