IP and IT Articles

Registering a Trade Mark

Your business has its own unique brand and reputation and it is vital in a competitive marketplace to ensure that these are protected from unscrupulous...

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...

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...

Intellectual Property: Who Owns It?

One of the biggest sources of disputes in industries based on innovation is a difference of opinion about who owns the intellectual property (IP) created...

Freedom of Information – What it Means in Practice

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 came fully into force on 1 January 2005 and it has serious implications for businesses doing business with...

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Customer Details Email Leads to Fine for Ex-EmployeeApril 10, 2017

When an employee left her recruitment agency employer, she took the dubious step of emailing to her private email address the personal data of about...

Business Sales and Domain RightsMarch 27, 2017

Buying and selling a business can be a complex matter and engaging a professional to make sure that deals are watertight and all the necessary...

Branded Goods Sold Without Authority Can Lead to ProsecutionMarch 16, 2017

It is well known that the sale of counterfeit goods is a criminal offence and prosecutions are by no means unusual. A recent case looked...

Backups Not For SaleMarch 1, 2017

Backup copies of software are made routinely, and the sale of software no longer used is also commonplace, despite the fact that in many cases...

Shape Must Convey Brand to Create GoodwillFebruary 14, 2017

Many household objects are of a similar shape and even where the shape of an object made by a manufacturer has a particular style, the...

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