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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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Bitter Reflex as Duran Duran lose Court case

December 12, 2016

Duran Duran have lost their UK action to reclaim the US copyright in the songs comprising their first 3 albums.

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Iceland’s trademark – will it be cold comfort for Supermarket Giant?

November 30, 2016

The government of Iceland has threatened to begin proceedings in an attempt to invalidate the Iceland supermarket’s European Union trademark at the EU Intellectual Property Office in Alicante Spain.

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USE IT or LOSE IT! – Unlocking the Value in your IP

November 14, 2016

It’s my privilege to have been asked by The Business Show 2016 and Business Startup to be a keynote speaker at Olympia on Thursday 17th November at 14.00 in Keynote Theatre 2 AND on Friday 18th November at 11.45 in the Business Support Theatre.

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Taylor Swift “Shakes Off” Copyright infringement claim.

November 12, 2015

Being one of the best earning pop stars has many upsides but being a lawsuit target is certainly not one of them. Taylor Swift, who is well known in the industry from being extremely protective of her brand, has now been sued by Jesse Braham (stage name: Jesse Graham) over the lyrics to “Shake It Off”. The R&B star claims that its chorus: “Cause the players gonna pla...

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Finding the Next Big Thing Requires an Understanding of your Intellectual Property

March 19, 2014

Technology scouting projects are often used to identify new ideas and technologies for M&A, competitive landscapes, technology standards and for optimising IP Strategies. In a similar way startups and new entrepreneurs should have an understanding what Intellectual Property they have in-house; this will also prevent them from developing the same thing as others.

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