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Changes to UK Trade Mark Law – what you need to know
Changes to the UK Trade Mark Act are coming on the 14 January 2019, to implement the 2015 Trade Marks Directive.
Illegal Streaming and Copyright Infringement: the Government’s set to over set-top boxes
The Government published its response on whether there is a need for legislative change to deal with the issue of illicit set-top boxes.
To post, or not to post?
Following the ECJ’s recent ruling, re-posting of a photograph is likely to require the authorisation of the copyright owner.
‘A Design Director, who doesn’t design’
Peter Byrd analyses the recent MEI Fields Designs Ltd case, and the implications of it for copyright works created by employees.
Copyright Infringement: Beware of the DJ
Premises owner liable for infringement of copyright after DJs play music on his premises
Implications for Intellectual Property
Understanding joint authorship
When does helping someone with a creative project give you a claim over the end result?
Building a commercial property brand
Our IP expert, David Fyfield, discusses trade marks in relation to commercial property.
How (not) to protect an idea for a TV format
A rare case alleging that a TV format has been copied has been thrown out of court for having no realistic prospect of success
Dealing with employee inventors’ claims: the difficult job of formulating policy in the UK and mainland Europe
Historically, UK patent law relating to employee compensation for patented inventions has favoured employers to a significant degree.