IP and IT Articles

Patent SearchesAugust 15, 2017

Checking for existing patents in force is easy (and free) if you use the UK Intellectual Property Office's (UKIPO) patent databases which are accessible online....

E-Commerce Law on Disclosure – Compliance GuideAugust 15, 2017

The Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations introduced specific legislation to underpin e-commerce. If your business has an Internet presence then you need to make sure...

Enforcing Copyright – The BasicsJuly 11, 2015

Copyright is a right that exists as soon as you create the copyright material. You do not have to apply for it. There are some...

The Eight Data Protection PrinciplesJuly 11, 2015

Anyone processing personal data must comply with the eight enforceable principles of good practice. Here is a checklist. Data must be: fairly and lawfully processed; processed...

ICO ‘Must Do’ Data Protection GuideMarch 10, 2015

  The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published a guide to protecting personal data, ' which it describes as outlining the procedures organisations must follow to...

Dealing With Subject Access RequestsMarch 10, 2015

Many businesses regard the Data Protection Act 1998 as something that merely requires a lot of form filling and the payment of fees, but there...

Cookie LawMarch 10, 2015

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 require consent to be obtained for the use of cookies and similar technologies for storing information,...

Patent Searches ImprovedNovember 23, 2014

Checking for existing patents in force is easy (and free) if you use the UK Intellectual Property Office's (UKIPO) patent databases which are accessible online....

Guide to the Technology and Construction CourtNovember 23, 2014

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has issued updated guidance to assist those engaged in litigation bound for the TCC. This takes into account developments in...

Data Protection Policies and Personal DevicesJanuary 9, 2014

A recent YouGov survey showed that 47 per cent of all UK employees now use their smartphone, tablet PC or other portable device for work...

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