IP and IT Articles

ICO ‘Must Do’ Data Protection Guide

  The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published a guide to protecting personal data, ' which it describes as outlining the procedures organisations must follow to...

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...

Patent Searches Improved

Checking for existing patents in force is easy (and free) if you use the UK Intellectual Property Office's (UKIPO) patent databases which are accessible online....

Guide to the Technology and Construction Court

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has issued updated guidance to assist those engaged in litigation bound for the TCC. This takes into account developments in...

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...

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IP and IT News

Morrisons Held Vicariously Liable for Rogue Employee’s Data LeakFebruary 27, 2018

In a workplace context, an employer can be found liable for the acts or omissions of its employees, provided it can be shown that they...

Copyright Claim Success Does Not Necessarily Mean VictoryJanuary 25, 2018

When a man copied part of a photograph (showing the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas's head) from a website, he probably had the commonly held (but...

EU Trade Mark ReformsDecember 28, 2017

On 1 October, changes came into effect across the European Union which broaden the range of things for which trade mark protection can be given....

EU Proposes Steady as She Goes on IP RightsNovember 30, 2017

In a knowledge-based economy, the protection of intellectual property is often of existential importance to businesses. With Brexit impending, the protection of such rights across Europe...

X Marks the Spot in IP BattleNovember 16, 2017

Trade marks are jealously protected by their owners. A recent case shows how even seemingly uncontroversial trade marks can be found to infringe existing trade...

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