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British Gymnastics Scores 10 Out of 10 in Trade Mark Infringement Dispute

October 19, 2020

Not everyone is particularly observant or attentive and the names of businesses and other organisations do not have to be identical in order to sow ...

Revolutionary Garden Hose Design Too 'Obvious' for Patent Protection

September 24, 2020

Patents reward originality, and inventions that are obvious developments on pre-existing designs do not qualify for protection, however successful ...

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 ...

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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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