Data Protection Policies and Personal Devices

January 9, 2014

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 ...

Registering a Trade Mark

February 18, 2010

Your business has its own unique brand and reputation and it is vital in a competitive marketplace to ensure that these are protected from ...

Dealing With Breach of Patent

July 10, 2009

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 ...

Bring Your Own Device – Data Contollers’ Obligations

September 18, 2008

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) requires data controllers to take appropriate technical and organisational measures to prevent unauthorised or ...

Intellectual Property: Who Owns It?

May 25, 2006

One of the biggest sources of disputes in industries based on innovation is a difference of opinion about who owns the intellectual property (IP) ...

Freedom of Information – What it Means in Practice

November 15, 2005

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 ...

Direct Marketing Via E-mail – Regulations

December 31, 2004

UK law relating to the sending of unsolicited direct marketing material by electronic means are based on the EC Directive on Privacy and Electronic ...

Patents – The Basics

December 31, 2004

Some people may think that once you have obtained patent protection for your product, you need do nothing further to protect your rights against ...

Protecting Your Design Rights

December 31, 2004

Protecting intellectual property has always been a complex area of law, but in one specific area things may be getting clearer. The Registered ...

Patents Made Simple

December 31, 2004

In response to representations regarding the cost of obtaining intellectual property protection in the UK, the Intellectual Property Office has ...

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