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...

Page 3 of 512345

IP and IT News

Internet Search Confusion Not Enough for Trade Mark InfringementJune 30, 2017

Argos is a well-known retailer in the UK and owns its trade name. However, the argos.com web domain is owned by a US company which...

Pioneering Psychologist Blocks Abusive Use of His Name OnlineJune 12, 2017

A recent case in which web searches for a pioneering psychologist led to a website selling shoes and clothes shows the extent to which Nominet,...

High Court Keeps Commercially Sensitive Product Information SecretMay 23, 2017

Litigation often requires disclosure of highly sensitive commercial details. However, as one intellectual property case concerning a mapping database showed, the courts do have sophisticated...

Developing Others’ Ideas Can Itself Be Novel and InventiveApril 26, 2017

Patents that merely repeat pre-existing ideas are invalid – there has to be something novel about an invention to secure patent protection. However, that does...

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...

Page 3 of 2612345...1020...