The former royal butler, Paul Burrell, is suing Max Clifford, the publicist (now serving a custodial sentence for various indecent assaults), for breaching his confidence and his privacy. In In Burrell v Clifford  EWHC 2001 (Ch) Mr Justice Mann heard an application by Clifford to strike out the claim on the basis that it was statue-barred and/or trivial.
In JPH v XYZ  EWHC 2871 Mr Justice Popplewell considered an emergency application for an injunction to restrain the publication of intimate images. The application was made after the Defendant threatened to publish photographs and videos of the Claimant (a successful actor) which were of a sexual nature and created whilst they were in a relationship.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has ruled that Nestlé cannot trademark its four fingered Kit Kat because the shape is not distinctive enough for consumers to associate it with the chocolate bar. Nestlé had tried to trademark the four finger Kit Kat in 2010 but its rival Cadbury had registered an objection. In 2013 the UK Trade Marks Registry refused to register the trademark and Nestlé appealed to the High Court. Arnold J, sitting at the High Court, referred the following three questions to the ECJ:-