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3 Steps Every Business Needs To Take To Comply With GDPR โ€“ Apart From Email Marketing
April 11, 2018

GDPR is all about introducing greater transparency, increased accountability and enhanced privacy rights for all of us. For example, we can manage our permissions to tech platforms as a result of being notified about the data...

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3rd November โ€“ Building an Outstanding Online Brand

October 18, 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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3 Facts About Copyright Everyone Should Know
March 6, 2019

Whether you’re starting out in business, or creating new products and services for your existing business, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing things right, that your actions will set you up for success.

Unless...

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3D Trademarks & Registered Designs โ€“ KitKat Loses Legal Fight For Four-Finger Chocolate Bar
September 23, 2015

3D trademarks are notoriously difficult to register, as Nestlé found out last week just short of a few broken fingers. Earlier this summer we wrote about the Advocat-General’s (AG) opinion of the European court...

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3D Trademarks โ€“ No Breaks For Kit-Kat
June 11, 2015

The latest in Nestlé’s attempts to trademark its iconic four-finger chocolate is at odds with EU Law.

Back in 2012 we reported in our blog Can you trademark a colour? that Cadbury had managed to secure a...

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3D printing- the next challenge for IP?
November 2, 2012

3D printing is a technological advance that has been getting a lot of press recently due to the sense of excitement about the possibilities it might hold. The implications of this advance are being speculated as huge, with the...

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25 March 2009: "Domains, Domain Disputes and Brands: The Legal and Practical Aspects: From Management to Damages"

April 4, 2009

Shireen Smith of Azrights Chaired this CLT conference in London and presented a talk on:

“Introduction to Trade Marks and Online Branding”

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13th October: The 2010 Protecting Innovation Conference

July 28, 2010

Safeguarding the New: How to Use IP Rights Effectively

Shireen Smith will be speaking on the special role of brand names, trade mark protection, and managing your brand online at this conference, which focuses on the effective...

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10 Years of the IPKat!
June 13, 2013

It was a pleasure to celebrate the 10th birthday of the IPKat yesterday with blogmeister Jeremy Phillips and friends, and having had a thoroughly enjoyable time I wanted to say a few words personally about the value...

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10 November 2009: Protecting Brands Online Conference.

November 3, 2009

In the murky waters of the internet lie many threats to brands and their value. From webscraping to cybersquatting this conference analyses the problems and pitfalls and offers a range of proactive and reactive approaches to brand...

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Counterfeiting
October 20, 2019

Counterfeiting has always been a concern to businesses whose products are copied and sold off cheaply.

With the increasing number of people shopping online it has become easier for counterfeiters to distribute their counterfeit...

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Cease and Desist
October 20, 2019

Where someone thinks their intellectual property rights are being infringed they usually ask the other party to ‘cease and desist’ from infringement. Cease and desist letters are most commonly...

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