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What is Intellectual Property? A Guide for Start Ups (part 1 of 2)
November 17, 2014

To mark global entrepreneurship week, we are dedicating two blog posts to start-ups that are thinking big. This first one will cover patents and trade secrets and the second will be on trademarks and copyright.

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What is Intellectual Property? A Guide for Start Ups (Part 2 of 2)
November 25, 2014

In this second blog post for ambitious start-ups during global entrepreneurship week, I focus on names, copyright and designs, as well as know how.

In the first blog post, What is Intellectual Property? A Guide for Start...

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Licensing And Franchising, What Is The Difference And Does It Matter?
December 1, 2014

I’ll start with the basics and explain what franchising and licensing mean, and then it will be much easier to understand the difference between the two. However, there is widespread confusion about an aspect of...

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Protection Of Television Formats – The Great British Bake Off
December 10, 2014

The Great British Bake Off isn’t just clever when it comes to cakes. By protecting its IP, it has been able to secure a fortune in licensing.

The other day I met someone who told me that she had been advised that it is...

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Ways To Build Your Brand On Social Media Without Risking Your Reputation
December 12, 2014

‘A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is – it is what consumers tell each other it is’ Scott Cook, co-founder of Intuit

Internet technologies have made it possible for ordinary people...

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What Does Copyright Cover?
December 15, 2014

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was an immediate success when it was first published selling 6,000 copies. Yet, as mentioned in my blog Copyright Protection: How to manage copyright in an unregulated space ...

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Protecting Intellectual Property Online – The Latest In The Use Of Blocking Orders
December 18, 2014

There has been a significant push in recent years to address the issue of IP rights being infringed online. Following several changes in the law, and a number of landmark decisions, progress is being made to help rights...

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From Net Neutrality To Copyright: Media Law Trends For 2015
December 19, 2014

With the Internet continuing to develop at a significant rate, media and IP law often struggle to keep up with the advancements.

To get an insight into future developments in the digital world during 2015, the Guardian has...

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Intellectual Property Rights – Why Ignoring Them Could Be Disastrous For UK Businesses
December 29, 2014

Good news for UK business this month. The UK is ranked as the most entrepreneurial country in Europe and the world’s second most innovative country.

The Global Entrepreneurship Index measures start-up progress in the...

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Why Your Employees’ Smartphones May Be Putting Your Company At Risk
January 7, 2015

Everyone seems to carry a smartphone these days. Many of these are owned by employees, and are used to access their company’s private information. This raises key issues relating to security and data protection. Is your...

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Can You Take Images Off The Internet And Use Them In Your Blog Posts Or Newsletters?
January 9, 2015

Images bring blog posts and articles alive. Downloading them from the Internet is just a matter of a few simple clicks. But are you infringing copyright if you use them? In the first of a two-part article on images, we look at...

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Is Posting Photos On Twitter A Breach Of Chef’s IP?
January 14, 2015

This is the first of a series of blogs in which I look at intellectual property issues in different sectors. I will be considering the extent to which IP protections such as patents, copyright, trademarks, designs, and know how...

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