IP and IT News

Online Pharmacy Fined for Selling Customer InformationFebruary 11, 2016

In a move that sends out a clear message to other companies that the customer data they hold is not theirs to do with as...

Borrowed Pictures Cost £6,000January 21, 2016

The Internet is a not a free source of material, as a home improvements company found recently to its cost. When the company used photographs which...

Company Directors’ Duties – Negligence or Error of Judgment?January 7, 2016

Company directors inevitably make errors of commercial judgment now and again, but these rarely amount to a breach of the legal duties which they owe...

Kit Kat Shape Not a Trade Mark?December 7, 2015

The law of intellectual property is seldom simple or without surprises. In 2014, the High Court decided that the 'corrugated' shape of the Kit Kat...

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...