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What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law
January 26, 2016

According to a Parliament briefing paper  published on Monday December 7, the number of businesses in the UK grew by 146,000 between 2014 and 2015 to 5.39 million, with 95% of firms employing...

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What Oracle v Google Teaches Business Owners about IP Law
January 26, 2016

The digital revolution is redefining businesses.  Companies that were once confined to marketing to a local audience now have the potential to operate international business from little more than a mobile set up.

However,...

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Branding – Why IP Is Intrinsic To The Work
February 3, 2016

Branding involves creating Intellectual Property (IP). Intangible assets produced during branding should be well chosen to ensure elements like names and logos are available to use and do not infringe on somebody...

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“Who Owns Your Website and Software IP?” Asks Expert IP Lawyer
February 15, 2016

Shireen Smith, the founder of one of London’s leading intellectual property (IP) specialist law firms Azrights, warns business owners and entrepreneurs to take steps to protect their IP when commissioning a website...

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What Hotels.com Teaches Us About IP Law
February 15, 2016

At the start of 2015, SMEs in the UK accounted for a staggering 99.3% of all UK businesses according to research conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses Despite this significant figure, the importance of...

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Intellectual Property Revolution will shape British Business
March 23, 2016

New book launch by IP Lawyer Shireen Smith

“In spite of the UK being recognised as the most advanced adopter of online retail and the digital economy, with creative industries exports worth £17.3bn, there is a...

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IT Directors Must Protect Intellectual Property
March 23, 2016

Many IT Directors and CIOs are not fully aware of the importance of protecting commissioned websites and software.

Talking to ITProPortal, intellectual property (IP) lawyer Shireen Smith of IP-specialist law firm Azrights...

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Valuable IP Workshop for Creative Agencies Taking Place
March 23, 2016

How many people in the branding industry truly understand intellectual property (IP) law?

Not enough, according to Shireen Smith, the founder of one of London’s leading IP specialist law firms Azrights.

In light...

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High Court rules Cadbury’s purple trade mark is not a series mark
April 20, 2016

The judgment in the case of Cadbury UK Ltd v The Comptroller General of Patents Designs and Trade Marks [2016] EWHC 796 (Ch), 18 April 2016 has been published, in which Cadbury’s appeal against a decision of the UK...

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Formula One Trade Mark Dispute underlines need for Careful IP Licensing
April 21, 2016

The High Court recently published its judgment in a case involving the Marussia Formula One team. The case related to a claim for trade mark infringement and underlined the importance of businesses ensuring they properly manage...

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Relief for IP lawyers at this year’s State Opening of Parliament
May 25, 2016

This year’s State Opening of Parliament has provided IP lawyers with some relief. Amidst prison reforms and other new legislative measures, Intellectual Property was on the agenda as the Queen introduced the Intellectual...

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IPEC dismisses Playboy domain name claim
June 24, 2016

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has published its judgment in Ross v Playboy Enterprises International, Inc [2016] EWHC 1379 (IPEC). The court dismissed the claimant’s claim for declarations of...

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