In the Observer, Rob Garson‘s article questions how the French court can assess privacy damages for the publication of topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge, better known as Kate Middleton. In France, “a country where female nudity has never been deemed taboo” should local standards be applied or an “Anglo-Saxon reasoning of damages and interest?”
Rob Garson writes in the Observer here on an issue which touches on a great deal of that which we do here at GS2Law, namely establishing or protecting trademark rights.
In this particular instance an argument is brewing between team Kardashian and their soon-to-be sister-in-law Blac Chyna.
Robert questions whether multiple parties can claim exclusive rights to a name, especially where one...Read More
As the freedoms of the press in Britain come under scrutiny Rob Garson‘s opinion piece in the Observer lends a particularly fresh approach to the issue of Super Injunctions . This is not the opinion of the firm but is a good read.
GS2Law has been involved in many international cases involving provisional remedies, including whether or not UK worldwide freezing orders are enforceable in...Read More
In the wake of the Panama Papers Robert Garson‘s opinion piece in the Observer contrasts mass leaks with the CFTC Whistleblower Program. Once again, while this is not the opinion of the firm, feel free to agree.
GS2Law is home to one of the most successful whistleblower practices in the USA, having obtained the largest whistleblower award from the CFTC in the history of its program....Read More
The Terry Bollea / Hulk Hogan v. Gawker trial is giving light to many important privacy and publicity issues, especially in reference to aging celebrities. Rob Garson‘s opinion piece
in the Observer gives his unique perspective on the spectacle in Florida. Once again, while this is not the opinion of the firm, true to type, Rob’s...Read More
The law often lags behind technological advancement as highlighted in Rob Garson‘s opinion piece in the Observer on whether the
privacy rights of children are being violated by having there pages posted on social media . Once again, while this is not the opinion of the firm, it provokes a conversation.
The battle between privacy and law enforcement has come to a head in recent days. Rob Garson‘s opinion piece was published in the Observer in which he states “While Apple may wish to elevate itself above the others in the telecoms industries and use the pretext of user privacy as its shield, this is a battle that is doomed to failure.” While this is not the opinion of the...Read More
John Lane, the leading Lexis UK contributing author on intellectual property and information technology, published a 2 part article on The America Invents Act spanning issues such as:
Background to the America Invents Act
The AIA in comparison to European practice
Post Grant Review and Inter Partes Review (IPR)
‘First to file’ or ‘First inventor to file’ principle, and...Read More
In a Law360 article entitled “Barclays Fighting To Hold On To ‘Lehman Brothers’ Trademark”, Bill Donahue writes:
“Barclays PLC has largely discarded the “Lehman Brothers” brand since it acquired much of the bankrupt investment firm during the 2008 financial crisis, but court records show that it’s now fighting at the trademark office to prove that it still...Read More
The public seems to revel at the first hint of a wholesome star-type beginning to go supernova. It means column inches for the journos, renewed copyright opportunities for the paps, repetitive strain injury for the bloggers, declarations of undying love from diehard fans and blunt tweets from Seth Rogen.
The story is trite and hackneyed but like Hollywood, the tried and tested formulas not...Read More