Copyright the basics

Copyright law: the basics

April 3, 2019

What is copyright law? All too often, small companies are so focused on trading that they neglect this important side of their business. It is essential for business owners to understand why copyrights are important. In this blog post, Laura Symons, ...

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EU Copyright Directive

EU Copyright Directive: one step closer to reality

March 29, 2019

At LawBite our IP LawBriefs always stay on top of major changes, news or implications to our clients. After a lengthy process that has been ongoing across Europe and the UK one of our experts, Laura Symons has some informed commentary that you should be aware of if your business operates online. ...

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Copyright Controversial Law Passed – Winners and Losers

September 14, 2018

Good news on copyright if you’re a content creative but potentially bad news for SMEs who currently use others’ content online and cannot afford the expensive tech solutions necessary to ensure that they remain compliant with the new Copyright Directive. Earlier this summer we reported here on the draft proposal of a new...

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ip survey

4 Surprising Stats on the Importance of Intellectual Property

August 29, 2018

At LawBite we are always looking for better ways to understand which factors determine success for SMEs and start-ups. We recently (in June 2018) conducted a LawBite Business Investor Survey to gauge exactly what specialists in the assessment of a business’ viability look for when considering an investment opportunity. Intellectual property (IP) refers to the output of your creativity. The W...

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What do Snoop Dogg, Donald Trump and Nike Have in Common?

August 14, 2018

ANSWER: all of them have recently been involved in some juicy examples of trademark litigation. Since trademarks are typically one of a company’s most valuable assets, brand owners frequently go to great lengths to protect them. Trademarks potentially give everlasting monopoly rights, so a great deal is at stake in these often fierce and protracted battles. Here’s a roundup o...

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The EU is Still Looking to Change Copyright Law

July 17, 2018

The Copyright Directive As we’ve recently experienced with data protection and GDPR, legislators aren’t immune to revisiting outdated laws in an effort to bring them in line with the modern digital age. EU copyright law is no exception and is now getting similar treatment in the form of a proposed new Copyright Directive with the aim of protecting copyright holders and creating a more level playi...

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25 Ways to protect your technology Intellectual Property rights

March 21, 2017

As someone who’s a developer or who owns software it’s sometimes difficult to know what you can and can’t protect when it comes to your work.

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‘Sir Paul will not Let It Be…..’​

January 26, 2017

Sir Paul McCartney is suing Sony to seek confirmation that he is entitled to a reversion of his copyrights when his statutory reversion right to each song matures under the US 1976 Copyright Act.

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Keith Richards, LawBrief Mediator

What we learned about copyright & taking pictures of animals

February 23, 2016

Taking photos is all about being in the right place at the right time. Spotting an opportunity and framing it into a picture, this is the way the greatest images are created. However, even the best set up is nothing if a subject of the photography misbehaves.

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