IP and IT News

Understanding Cyber Security – Free CourseNovember 17, 2015

A recent report revealed that 81 per cent of large organisations and 60 per cent of small ones suffered a breach of security in 2014. With...

LinkedIn Plays Part in Design Copying CaseNovember 3, 2015

When a manufacturer of ceramics produced a range of products which even a judge in the High Court found it difficult to tell apart from...

Similarity of Name Proves Costly for Home FurnisherOctober 6, 2015

When companies operating in the same field use similar names, the result can be legal fireworks. That was certainly so in the case of rival...

BYOD Data Risk Complacency RevealedSeptember 17, 2015

Leading anti-virus supplier Kaspersky has carried out a survey which revealed that among small and medium-sized businesses there is a very considerable degree of complacency...

Counterfeit Goods Couple to Forfeit £1.5 MillionSeptember 9, 2015

To many people, buying or selling a 'knock-off copy' of a branded item may seem a relatively minor matter but, given that brand owners invest...

Flooring Company Can’t Use ‘Champagne’ NameAugust 12, 2015

A trade association representing Champagne producers has come down hard on a British flooring company which hoped to bask in the glory of the sparkling...

Sky Wins Battle of the Communication BrandsJuly 15, 2015

A judgment that generated a lot of column inches but had little practical effect was decided recently by the General Court of the European Union,...

Landlords – Dealing With Pre-Pack TenantsJuly 11, 2015

Businesses in financial difficulties are increasingly seeking ways of ridding themselves of extra costs and, in many cases, premises let in more promising economic times...

Cost of Brand Investment Not Reasonable, Rules CourtJuly 2, 2015

An intellectual property decision which surprised some when it was made in 2014 has been reversed by the Court of Appeal. It involved the importer and...

Failing to Dot i’s and Cross t’s Leads to Court AppearanceJune 15, 2015

It is often tempting to press on with things and not worry about details, but a recent case shows how much trouble can be caused...