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Trade marksWe refer you initially to Trade mark transactions and management—overview which explains:‘A trade mark’s essential function is to be a...
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It has been assumed that copyright subsists in the works under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988). See Practice Note:...
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Considerations in respect of the deceased person's estateAlthough there are certain assets which do not require a grant of probate or...
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What is happening?The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) oversees around 20 generic top-level domains (gTLDs) such as .com,...
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Copyright infringementCopyright recognises the intellectual creation of an author when a work is created. In the UK, copyright subsists in specific...
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As a general rule, UK primary legislation does not, of itself, ordinarily apply to Crown dependencies. Only in relatively rare cases, with the...
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Basic conceptMost people are familiar enough with the idea that owning tangible property, such as a car or some land, carries with it some rights,...
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I use social media to advertise—what are the rules?Social media has an incredible reach and can be a very cost-effective way of promoting your goods...
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Co-ownership of a patentThe statutory position regarding co-ownership of a patent is set out in section 36 of the Patents Act 1977 (PA 1977).The...
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Are the photographs protected by copyright?While copyright protection should not be automatically assumed for photographic images, most original...
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Use noticesThere is no legal requirement to use trade mark notices but it may help to deter would be infringers. It is a good idea to the ® symbol...
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Why be part of the online community?Social media is à la mode. The social media sites that the majority of businesses use are Facebook, Twitter,...
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In a nutshellIf you have designed something such as a toy, a piece of furniture, a gadget, an item of clothing or other industrially-produced item and...
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What is Privacy shield?On 29 February 2016, the European Commission announced draft details of the EU–US Privacy Shield to replace the Safe Harbour...
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This Q&A covers issues for an individual or company to consider when reviewing registered and unregistered UK and Community designs.There are two...
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The principal exemption from 'non-disclosure' obligations is contained in section 35 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998). DPA 1998, s 35...
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This Q&A is limited to research covering permitted acts and exceptions.There are a number of specific exceptions to copyright infringement, the...
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Website accessibility statements set out how businesses make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Where used, they are typically...
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