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Copyright Infringement – what is it and how can it be avoided?

Copyright Infringement – what is it and how can it be avoided?

Copyright Infringement – what is it and how can it be avoided? Copyright Protection The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (1988 )acts to support copyright owners in protecting their work from being copied by others. Generally speaking, copyright laws give...
Intellectual Property Law & NFTs (Non-fungible tokens)

Intellectual Property Law & NFTs (Non-fungible tokens)

Intellectual Property Law & NFTs (Non-fungible tokens) What is an NFT? This podcast discusses NFTs and the issues that arise from ownership of non-fungible tokens which are cryptographic tools based on digital ledgers such as blockchain. The Legal Room UK ·...
Registering your Trade mark’s post Brexit

Registering your Trade mark’s post Brexit

Registering your Trade mark’s post Brexit Trade mark registration is typically territorial in the sense that you must generally register your brand on a country-by-country basis. For example, a trade mark that is registered in the UK will only provide registered...
Trademark infringement: Liability for counterfeit goods

Trademark infringement: Liability for counterfeit goods

Trademark infringement: Liability for counterfeit goods Recent case involving Amazon provides the answer on trademark infringement The question has recently come before the European Courts as to whether a company fulfilling orders for goods on behalf of another can be...
The Common Law Duty of Confidence: Can you rely on it?

The Common Law Duty of Confidence: Can you rely on it?

The Common Law Duty of Confidence: Can you rely on it? We recently published an article explaining the benefits of putting a bespoke Confidentiality Agreement in place for your business project: “Confidentiality Agreements: Don’t get caught out!” If you do not have a...
Intellectual Property Update – Is there protection in an idea?

Intellectual Property Update – Is there protection in an idea?

Intellectual Property Update – Is there protection in an idea? It has generally been an accepted principle that intellectual property rights protect your actual interpretation rather than the idea in itself.  For example, if you paint a picture of an oak tree...
Wedding photographers and copyright – what’s your position?

Wedding photographers and copyright – what’s your position?

Wedding photographers and copyright – what’s your position? The wedding season has begun in earnest and it’s vital that wedding photographers are reminded of how copyright law protects them and what rights their clients have. An experienced wedding...
Have a break have a Kit Kat? Not for Nestle.

Have a break have a Kit Kat? Not for Nestle.

Have a break have a Kit Kat? Not for Nestle. After over a decade of fighting long-standing rivals Cadbury, Nestlé has lost its appeal to retain its trademark of the well-known three-dimensional four fingered shape of its KitKat chocolate bar. This is not the first...