IP and IT Articles

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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