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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 ...

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 ...

Estate Agency Fined £80,000 for Exposing 18,000 Tenants' Data to Hackers

December 13, 2019

Businesses that store their clients' personal data are under a strict legal duty to keep it secure and any failure to do so is likely to have serious ...

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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 ...

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 ...

E-Commerce Law on Disclosure – Compliance Guide

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

Enforcing Copyright – The Basics

Copyright is a right that exists as soon as you create the copyright material. You do not have to apply for it. There are some exceptions to ...

Freedom of Information – What it Means in Practice

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 came fully into force on 1 January 2005 and it has serious implications for businesses doing business with ...

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