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Posts from ‘April, 1998’

Donovan brings new Shell writ

John Donovan, the sales promotion agency managing director who is suing Shell for copyright infringement over its Smart Card loyalty scheme, has served another writ on the oil company, this time for libel.

Marketing Magazine: Donovan brings new Shell writ

30 April 1998 Marketing Magazine: Donovan brings new Shell writ John Donovan, the sales promotion agency managing director who is suing Shell for copyright infringement over its Smart Card loyalty scheme, has served another writ on the oil company, this time for libel. Donovan, whose agency, Don Marketing, has already brought three copyright actions against Shell, […]

ANNOUNCEMENT IN MAJOR PUBLICATIONS OF DONOVAN LITIGATION AGAINST SHELL

ANNOUNCEMENT IN MAJOR PUBLICATIONS OF DONOVAN LITIGATION AGAINST SHELL SHELL HIT BY MULTI-MILLION WRIT: Announcement in Financial Mail on Sunday 26 April 1998 SHELL HIT BY MULTI-MILLION WRIT: Announcement in Sunday Times 26 April 1998 Shell hit by 2nd High Court Writ: Announcement in the Sunday Times 3 May 1998 SHELL HIT BY 2nd HIGH […]

ANNOUNCEMENT IN MAJOR PUBLICATIONS OF DONOVAN LITIGATION AGAINST SHELL

ANNOUNCEMENT IN MAJOR PUBLICATIONS OF DONOVAN LITIGATION AGAINST SHELL SHELL HIT BY MULTI-MILLION WRIT: Announcement in Financial Mail on Sunday 26 April 1998 SHELL HIT BY MULTI-MILLION WRIT: Announcement in Sunday Times 26 April 1998 Shell hit by 2nd High Court Writ: Announcement in the Sunday Times 3 May 1998 SHELL HIT BY 2nd HIGH […]

Below-the-line agency Don Marketing is taking Shell to court

Marketing Magazine 23 April 1998 STOP PRESS COLUMN: Below-the-line agency Don Marketing, which is taking Shell to court over the copyright of the Shell Smart Card, is booking full-page ads in newspapers over the next two weekends to alert Shell shareholders to its dispute with the company. The ads will direct people to a specially set-up […]

Marketing Week: High Court papers unveil ‘secret’ Shell writ losses

Article being added to our Online Archive Marketing Week High Court papers unveil ‘secret’ Shell writ losses By Tom O’Sullivan High Court papers have revealed that Shell has already lost three copyright battles with the promotional agency that issued a High Court writ against it two weeks ago. The details of the out-of-court settlements have, […]

Marketing Week: Shell action fuels copyright conflict

23 April 1998, By Tom O’Sullivan Don Marketing’s latest High Court writ against Shell is its fourth since 1992. All have been settled out of court but for the first time we reveal the details of cases which place the spotlight on intellectual copyright. Shell has already lost three copyright battles in the past four […]

Shell card in legal row

A COURT battle over a loyalty card scheme could cost oil giant Shell millions of pounds. Consultant John Donovan, owner of promotional agency Don Marketing, claims the scheme is his brainchild.

Shell in legal row over Smart Card

The writ also reveals that Don Marketing had approached both Sainsbury’s and Tesco, among other potential partners, to join a multibrand scheme with Shell in early 1990. Sainsbury’s was an initial member of the Shell Smart Card consortium in 1996 but is not part of the Scottish trial.