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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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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