Contender, ready?

Gladiator, ready?

So spoke John Anderson in the classic 1990s TV show Gladiator. What’s that got to do with IP law? The answer can be found in the case of KBF Enterprises v Gladiator Nutrition [2018] EWHC 3041 (IPEC), handed down by Recorder Amanda Michaels on 9 November 2018. 

Who remembers the Eliminator?
(By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4163118)

The case is one of trade mark infringement and passing off. As you’ll remember, one of the eponymical Gladiators was named Warrior, and was played by a man called Daniel Singh – the Third Defendant. 

The Claimant, KBF, also known by its trading name of BodyBuilding Warehouse, own marks including WARRIOR SUPPLEMENTS and WARRIOR in classes 5, 30 and 32, covering goods such as protein supplements and vitamins.… Read more...

Hello world

I’ve owned cronan.co.uk for more than ten years now. I always promised myself I would get around to producing an elegant and simple homepage in HTML and CSS:  a true testament to my IT credentials.

I think it is safe to say that day was never going to come. 

Rationally, my time is much better spent focusing on my actual job than learning additional tangential skills in some kind of meta-display of technical ability. Maybe one day I’ll finish that MOOC and finally get to grips with HTML 5 on Codeacademy. All things being equal I think I’d rather leave it to the professionals.… Read more...