IP and IT Articles

Registering a Trade MarkFebruary 18, 2010

Your business has its own unique brand and reputation and it is vital in a competitive marketplace to ensure that these are protected from unscrupulous...

Dealing With Breach of PatentJuly 10, 2009

When you discover that a business has breached your patent, what should you do? The answer to this question has two elements. The first is based...

Bring Your Own Device – Data Contollers’ ObligationsSeptember 18, 2008

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) requires data controllers to take appropriate technical and organisational measures to prevent unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data...

Intellectual Property: Who Owns It?May 25, 2006

One of the biggest sources of disputes in industries based on innovation is a difference of opinion about who owns the intellectual property (IP) created...

Freedom of Information – What it Means in PracticeNovember 15, 2005

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 came fully into force on 1 January 2005 and it has serious implications for businesses doing business with...

E-Commerce Law – Compliance GuideDecember 31, 2004

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...

Direct Marketing Via E-mail – RegulationsDecember 31, 2004

UK law relating to the sending of unsolicited direct marketing material by electronic means are based on the EC Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications. A...

Patents – The BasicsDecember 31, 2004

Some people may think that once you have obtained patent protection for your product, you need do nothing further to protect your rights against infringement...

Protecting Your Design RightsDecember 31, 2004

Protecting intellectual property has always been a complex area of law, but in one specific area things may be getting clearer. The Registered Designs Regulations...

Patents Made SimpleDecember 31, 2004

In response to representations regarding the cost of obtaining intellectual property protection in the UK, the Intellectual Property Office has introduced a new online patent...

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