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Moving to trademarks, IPKat Neil Wilkof discusses on IP Finance Marriott’s branding strategy after the Starwood acquisition. Such a takeover involves the expansion and management of 30 brands, some of them different luxury brands addressed to the same type of customers. Time will tell if customers will discern the distinctions.
Staying with trademarks, Richard Taylor and Alasdair Muller blog on RE: MARKS ON TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT about the English Court of Appeal decision of 1 November 2016 in R v C and others,  EWCA Crim 1617. The Court found that the sale and distribution of grey goods can be a criminal offence under the article 92 of the Trade Marks Act 1994.
Over at Kluwer Trademark Blog, Boris Malakhov reports the Russian IP Court judgement in Daimler AG v TMR Import, case No. A41-39075/2016. The Court found the inapplicability of the Customs Code pre-trial term of 10 days in parallel import issues. The proceedings were started based on such a pre-trial term instead of the pre-trial term of 30 days set out in the Federal Law No. 47-FZ.
Finally, Vilhelm Schröder discusses on TrustinIP the challenges of trying to prevent the further disclosure of a trade secret once disclosed and how to obtain damages in such a situation. Vilhelm provides a practical approach for enforcing trade secret rights in the context of the new EU Trade Secrets Directive, particularly regarding confidentiality obligations when the parties are bound up in litigation.