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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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...

Trade Mark Validity – It All DependsJanuary 31, 2017

A recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has implications for the owners of trade marks which are only used...

TalkTalk’s Fine for Data Protection Breaches – What it Means for YouJanuary 16, 2017

The recent fine levied on TalkTalk by the Information Commissioner shows the great importance of having an effective data protection regime in operation in any...

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