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Trade Marks Infringed By Disassembling and Selling Charm Bracelet LinksMay 28, 2019

Is the purchaser of a product sold under a trade mark entitled to take it apart and sell its component parts under the trade mark?...

Patent Invalid if No NoveltyMay 9, 2019

One of the key requirements for a patent for a technical process innovation to be successfully defended is that there must be something genuinely innovative...

Data Storage Dispute Leads to Emergency High Court InjunctionApril 16, 2019

Large companies frequently engage outside contractors to assist with storage of the vast quantities of data they produce. However, as a High Court case showed,...

This Is Why You Need Professional Support to Protect Your Trade MarksMarch 7, 2019

The validity of trade marks can be challenged post-registration and that is one good reason why it is essential to enlist professional support in protecting...

ICO Publishes Technology Strategy for Next Three YearsFebruary 4, 2019

One of the more interesting aspects of the new Technology Strategy document published by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is that it specifically identifies Artificial...

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Bring Your Own Device – Data Contollers’ Obligations

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...

Cookie Law

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 require consent to be obtained for the use of cookies and similar technologies for storing information,...

Data Protection Policies and Personal Devices

A recent YouGov survey showed that 47 per cent of all UK employees now use their smartphone, tablet PC or other portable device for work...

Dealing With Breach of Patent

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...

Dealing With Subject Access Requests

Many businesses regard the Data Protection Act 1998 as something that merely requires a lot of form filling and the payment of fees, but there...