IP and IT News

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...

Overheads Not Ignored in Claim for ProfitsJune 12, 2016

One of the ways by which a business can obtain recompense for the breach of its intellectual property (IP) rights is to make the infringing...

Jaguar Land Rover Wins Domain Name BattleMay 25, 2016

Deciding on a business name and URL for a website can be one of the most important steps a business takes – but it is...