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A Scent of Change – Look-alike Perfumes

June 23, 2009

Have you ever seen cheap imitation perfumes on sale at market stalls or on the internet?  The ones that tend to look similar in their packaging or bottling to other up-market products? Well according to a recent decision of the...

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Are social networking sites doing enough to protect children?

November 21, 2009

Head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, Jim Gamble, is not convinced as the main social networking sites lag behind in providing sufficient security for our teens against the occurrence of cyber-bullying...

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Are privacy policies dead?

January 17, 2011

In 2009 there was a controversial view that “Privacy is dead and social media hold smoking gun”. Essentially, the author presents a somewhat pessimistic view of Privacy’s position in the public sphere. He...

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Are copyright owners winning the war against copyright infringement? Pirate Bay Blocking Order
May 10, 2012

Tools enabling peer-to-peer (P2P) distribution of music, video, software and other copyright material are continuing to evolve in a way that presents an increasing challenge for the law, and hence for copyright owners who want to...

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Are APIs Protected By Copyright? – Google v Oracle
July 6, 2015

In the Google v Oracle dispute, the Supreme Court rejected Google’s application to have the case reheard to determine whether Google made fair use of Oracle’s copyrighted APIs.

This dispute began in 2012,...

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Arbitration As An Alternative Dispute Resolution Method In IP – Pros And Cons
June 16, 2015

With the recent launch of the Independent Press Standards Organisation’s (Ipso) consultation into setting up a pilot arbitration service to widen access to justice, it is interesting to...

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APP STORE – Trade Mark Challenge Spreads to EU
May 17, 2011

We have been keeping an eye on developments in the dispute over the APP STORE mark.  A new chapter in this interesting saga has begun.

The challenge against Apple is bringing in more supporters and expanding to other...

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Apple iphones and DRM
June 13, 2011
Fig No 5 from Apple’s Patent Application

Apple has recently filed a patent for an infra red device, which can disable your iphone from taking pictures or recording footage during a concert. This is an interesting...

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Apple granted a trademark over physical layout of the Apple Stores
April 24, 2013
Fifth Avenue Apple Store (Image courtesy of Wikimedia)

Trademarks can protect more than just a brand name or logo. Chocolate maker Cadbury successfully trademarked the shade of purple associated with the brand, while Coca-Cola...

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An Easy Settlement?

October 20, 2010

EasyJet has now settled a two-year long dispute with its investor and founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou over the use of the EASY’ brand name. EasyJet has finally managed to sort out a deal with Sir Stellios to end the...

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8 IP Myths and Misinformation Entrepreneurs Need to Note
February 12, 2021

One of the most serious problems with IP is that there are so many myths, and so much misinformation around it. The subject is not easy for people to understand, therefore, because they will be fed wrong information, sometimes...

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5th August 2010: Building an Outstanding Online Brand

April 23, 2010

An interactive workshop to be delivered by Shireen Smith, Solicitor at Azrights. Venue: British Library (follow link)

Building an Outstanding Online Brand – Essential Guide to Branding and Commissioning a Web Presence –...

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