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Unfair Advantage Being Taken of Your Trade Mark? Don't Put Up With It

August 4, 2020

If you have spent time and money building up public recognition of your trade mark, you do not have to just stand by and watch others taking unfair ...

Protecting Brand Names - BMW Comes Down Hard on Small Businessman

April 7, 2020

Companies that spend millions on establishing their brands in the public mind have the comfort of knowing that the law will protect their ...

Deliberate Infringement of Trade Marks is a Crime

March 2, 2020

Deliberate infringement of others' trade marks is a crime and perpetrators can expect severe punishment. In one case, a businessman who rode ...

Luxury Car Maker Defeated in David v Goliath Trade Mark Dispute

January 16, 2020

Trade marks are a powerful means of protecting your unique brand, even against much larger or more prestigious potential competitors. In one case, a ...

Rival Products' Purple Packaging Triggers High Court Row

January 2, 2020

Consumers do not always read labels, so the packaging of a product, and its colour in particular, can be crucial in establishing brand loyalty. In a ...

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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 ...

Cookie Law

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 require consent to be obtained for the use of cookies and ...

Data Protection Policies and Personal Devices

A recent YouGov survey showed that 47 per cent of all UK employees now use their smartphone, tablet PC or other portable device for work purposes and ...

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 ...

Dealing With Subject Access Requests

Many businesses regard the Data Protection Act 1998 as something that merely requires a lot of form filling and the payment of fees, but there is a ...

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