IP and IT News

Online Trader Price Fixing Leads to £160,000 FineNovember 28, 2016

A company which deals in sports and entertainment products such as posters and stickers has pleaded guilty to breaching competition law by creating a cartel...

Fake BMW Goods Lead to JailNovember 15, 2016

Recent jail terms for the counterfeiting of goods, after a financial investigation by the Intellectual Property Office, show clearly the dangers of dealing in goods...

EU General Data Protection RegulationOctober 23, 2016

In the UK, the Data Protection Act 1998 sets out the principles of data protection in compliance with European legislation. The more recent approval of the...

Interflora Nips Keyword Ads in the BudOctober 19, 2016

A case concerning the use of a competitor’s name in ‘keyword’ marketing for Internet searches has now been decided and the ruling has implications for...

Trade Mark Rip-Offs – Landlords Beware!September 26, 2016

It is well known that counterfeit copies of leading brands are fairly commonplace, especially in online shops. Many will also know that Internet service providers...

Web Knock-Offs – Stopping the RotSeptember 15, 2016

The Internet is a market for all sorts of goods – including 'knock-off' copies of well-known brands. These are widely available through e-commerce websites around...

Combination of Small Steps Provides Patent ValidityAugust 24, 2016

Air travellers will be familiar with the X-ray scanners used as part of the security measures in airports, and the international market for such systems...

Symbol Bad, Acronym GoodJuly 27, 2016

Bayerische Motoren Werke is known by one and all as BMW and their roundel symbol is recognised worldwide. Unsurprisingly, it is also a trade mark. So...

Glee as IP Court Rules in Favour of Club OwnerJuly 10, 2016

Large international corporations are well known for flexing their financial muscles and attempting to browbeat smaller companies into submission when they are in dispute. Such seemed...

Copyright Infringement – Eight Seconds EnoughJune 26, 2016

When a sports website was found to be providing unauthorised video clips of international cricket matches, the England and Wales Cricket Board and Sky UK...