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Copyright Directive – reposting other people’s content online

February 21, 2019

The re-use and re-posting of third-party content on the internet has always been a ripe area for intellectual property (IP) litigation and a recent court judgement throws some welcome light on where the boundaries lie in this context. Somewhat surprisingly, it involves a school being successfully sued by a photographer for the use of one of his photographs by a pupil in her Spanish project. However, the cop...

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What happens to Intellectual Property rights if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal?

February 12, 2019

If you haven’t already registered a UK trademark for your rights, now is a good time to do so. And if you were hesitating the below will explain why should start your registration now. With the prospect of a no deal Brexit s...

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IP 2019 – Predictions and Insights

February 5, 2019

Following on from our intellectual property round-up of 2018 and now that we’ve rolled into the New Year, we wanted to take this opportunity to look ahead to upcoming developments in the field of IP. There is a lot expected to be happening and it’s essential that our clients are as well prepared a...

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Intellectual Property Law Important Changes in 2018

January 16, 2019

Although 2018 is more likely to be remembered as the year in which the dreaded GDPR came into force, there was also a good deal of action on the intellectual property (IP) front. To recap on the main events of the year here is a round-up of some of the more interesting IP law cases involving trademark and copyright issues.   Stretching copyright a step too far Did ...

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How to Handle a Domain Name Dispute

January 3, 2019

Given the reliance we all place on the internet nowadays, websites are one of the key ways to market and sell products and most businesses own at least one internet domain name. Before settling on a trading name, savvy entrepreneurs will always check to see that the corresponding domain name (in some format or another) is available so that their online presence is easy to find by customers (e.g. www.lawbite...

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Intellectual Property is Everywhere, Espcecially at Christmas

December 20, 2018

Christmas feels like it’s rolled round unusually quickly this year. Love Actually is back on the Netflix agenda and the manic hurry to cram in all present shopping is well and truly in count-down mode. But before the holiday season begins, we thought we’d leave you with some final thoughts and observations about Christmas and intellectual property (IP). We’re surrounded by examples of  IP at Christmas whenever...

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Trademark Applications – 5 Tips to Get it Right

November 29, 2018

As you may have noticed, we’ve been singing the praises and value of trademark protection in a few of our recent blog posts. Those who have been following will hopefully now (if you didn’t already!) understand exactly what a trademark is and isn’t...

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What is a Trademark?

November 21, 2018

We recently wrote about the importance of registering a trademark, but what is their fundamental purpose and how do we tell trademarks apart from other types of intellectual property (IP)? These are some of the business legal advice questions we get asked here at LawBite from time to time and this article is intended to help ...

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CyberWeek Advertising Do's and Don'ts

Cyber Week | A Reminder of Advertising Do’s and Don’ts

November 13, 2018

As we approach the run-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, businesses will likely be in the final stages of preparing their advertising and marketing campaigns. Last year on Black Friday in the UK, a whopping £1.4 billion was spent on online sales. For businesses to make the most out of this high-profile, busy sales period and retail event of the calendar year, �...

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Trademark a colour? Louboutin’s signature red-soled shoe saga

October 30, 2018

Colour marks are relatively rare in the world of trademarks and court cases centred around them are rarer still. One very high-profile exception to this are the ongoing lawsuits involving protection of Christian Louboutin’s famous red-soled shoe as a trademark. Proving just how diverse and intricate arguments over what you can and cannot trademark protect can get in the realm of intellectual property (IP). Since th...

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