IP Workshops – Essential IP Law For Creatives

IP Workshops – Essential IP Law For Creatives

I have been hosting focused intellectual property workshops for creative agencies for a few months now. Attendees are incredibly engaged, and invariably find aspects of the workshop a real eye opener. Intellectual property is intrinsically bound up with the work creative agencies do. Therefore, a good knowledge of Intellectual property law helps in running a…Read more »

By Shireen Smith | June 29, 2016
Valuable IP Workshop for Creative Agencies Taking Place

Valuable IP Workshop for Creative Agencies Taking Place

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 of this, Azrights are holding a workshop specially catered to creative agencies.  The workshop, which is the first of its kind from the…Read more »

By Shireen Smith | March 23, 2016
IT Directors Must Protect Intellectual Property

IT Directors Must Protect Intellectual Property

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 said, “If an IT Director commissions a website or a piece of software without being entirely sure that their business will own the finished…Read more »

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Intellectual Property Revolution will shape British Business

Intellectual Property Revolution will shape British Business

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 general lack of awareness ab out the importance of Intellectual Property protection”, says one of the UK’s leading IP…Read more »

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“Who Owns Your Website and Software IP?” Asks Expert IP Lawyer

“Who Owns Your Website and Software IP?” Asks Expert IP Lawyer

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 or software. If a business has software or a website created for it by a third party and does not discuss ownership rights…Read more »

By Our Team | February 15, 2016
What Hotels.com Teaches Us About IP Law

What Hotels.com Teaches Us About IP Law

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 SMEs’ needs for intellectual property services is largely unaddressed. The emergence of the digital economy has allowed small businesses to…Read more »

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What Oracle v Google Teaches Business Owners about IP Law

What Oracle v Google Teaches Business Owners about IP Law

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, the simplicity involved in starting up online can be a trap for the unwary says Shireen Smith, Intellectual Property (IP) law…Read more »

By Our Team | January 26, 2016
What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law

What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law

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 fewer than ten people. The emergence of the digital economy has allowed small businesses to market themselves to a global audience, removing…Read more »

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IP Law Makes Waves In Piracy

IP Law Makes Waves In Piracy

Shireen Smith, intellectual property law expert and founder of London based law firm Azrights , has expressed her concern about the ongoing battle the games industry faces over piracy issues. Writing in MCV (The Market for Computer and Video Games) 4 December issue, Shireen discusses how the digital revolution has bought IP law to the…Read more »

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Games Industry Must Ensure it Takes IP Law Seriously

Games Industry Must Ensure it Takes IP Law Seriously

According to Ukie , the trade body for the games and wider interactive entertainment industry, the UK games industry was worth over £3.9 billion in consumer spend in 2014 and the sector is expected to grow at an annual rate of 8%. The games industry is relatively new and therefore 95% of companies are microbusinesses…Read more »

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