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Open Source Software
October 20, 2019

Freely available libraries of open source software now contribute to rapid application development on all popular platforms, from programmable hardware, to PCs and mobile devices. However, the fact that open source software is...

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Patent Infringement and Patent Disputes
October 20, 2019

Patents give their owner a powerful intellectual property right. The owner of a patent has an exclusive right to stop others from making, selling, importing or using the patented invention.

Patent Infringement

The sanctions...

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Piracy
October 20, 2019
 

What is Piracy?

Piracy is a term often used to describe copyright infringement. The term refers to deliberate commercial or politically motivated infringement, such as

  • Unauthorised copying and distribution of media such...
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Selling a Business
October 20, 2019

When selling any business, be it an App, or website, or shareholding in a business there are several issues of key importance to consider:

  • Your confidential information must be properly protected by using an appropriate...
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Social Media Law
October 20, 2019

The social web is having a profound impact on society, revolutionizing the way in which brands are cultivated and protected online. At Azrights, we understand social media law, its attraction for consumers and its potential for...

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Trademark Infringement and Trademark Disputes
October 20, 2019

The owners of registered trademarks have exclusive rights to use their mark in trade. So, there is a potential trademark infringement where:

  • another party uses a mark which is confusingly similar in respect of their own...
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UDRP
October 20, 2019

The Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) is an international process for the resolution of domain name disputes which addresses the problems of cybersquatting and domain name disputes.

  • The UDRP allows...
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Brand Strategy Is Essential For Success In Business
October 25, 2019

I recently wrote an extensive piece Brand Strategy Why Every Business Needs One on my personal blog.

Brand strategy is one of the most important issues to deal with if you want to create a business that grows in brand...

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Is Branding A Superficial Cosmetic Activity or A Substantive Exercise?
November 1, 2019

This is a question I used to wonder about. Deep down I believed ‘brand’ and ‘branding’ to be essentially a surface, cosmetic exercise.

As for ‘personal branding’ the activity had connotations...

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Design Your Business Brand
November 8, 2019

As Steve Jobs noted, design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.

Designing your business brand, methodology or process is therefore...

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Image Rights. Do They Prevent You Using a Celebrity’s Image?
November 18, 2019

In the lead up to the Christmas and new year season, most of us are accustomed to seeing television advertisements featuring well-known actors and personalities endorsing a range of luxury products such as perfumes and...

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Building a Business on Solid IP Foundation Using Process
November 22, 2019

IP is quite straightforward when you understand the fundamentals. Get them right in your business and you can build the business on solid foundations long term.

I suggest you start by reviewing what intellectual property...

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