IP and IT Articles

Direct Marketing Via E-mail – Regulations

UK law relating to the sending of unsolicited direct marketing material by electronic means are based on the EC Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications. A...

Patents – The Basics

Some people may think that once you have obtained patent protection for your product, you need do nothing further to protect your rights against infringement...

Protecting Your Design Rights

Protecting intellectual property has always been a complex area of law, but in one specific area things may be getting clearer. The Registered Designs Regulations...

Patents Made Simple

In response to representations regarding the cost of obtaining intellectual property protection in the UK, the Intellectual Property Office has introduced a new online patent...

E-Commerce Law – Compliance Guide

The Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations introduced specific legislation to underpin e-commerce. If your business has an Internet presence then you need to make sure...

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IP and IT News

Renault Squashes Internet Entrepreneur in Web Domain DisputeJanuary 2, 2017

Building brands is a lengthy and very costly process and it is hardly surprising that brand owners take a very dim view of others benefiting...

IP Investment Exceeds Physical InvestmentDecember 16, 2016

Anyone doubting the importance of intellectual property (IP) in the modern economy will be surprised by the contents of a recent report from the Intellectual...

Online Trader Price Fixing Leads to £160,000 FineNovember 28, 2016

A company which deals in sports and entertainment products such as posters and stickers has pleaded guilty to breaching competition law by creating a cartel...

Fake BMW Goods Lead to JailNovember 15, 2016

Recent jail terms for the counterfeiting of goods, after a financial investigation by the Intellectual Property Office, show clearly the dangers of dealing in goods...

EU General Data Protection RegulationOctober 23, 2016

In the UK, the Data Protection Act 1998 sets out the principles of data protection in compliance with European legislation. The more recent approval of the...

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