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Common design in IP cases

Written by Michael Coyle on 28 April 2015

Can someone be held liable if he is employed through a company for intellectual property infringment? The short answer is yes.
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Is it time the Internet giants were regulated

Written by Michael Coyle on 25 April 2015

The Wall Street Journal this week published a plan by EU Digital Commissioner Gunther Oettinger to create a new regulator with the explicit remit to oversee internet firms such as Google, Amazon and Facebook etc.
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Iron Man copied our designs

Written by Aasim Durrani on 25 April 2015

Two comic-book artists have filed a complaint against Marvel on the grounds that the Iron Man designs were copied from their original designs.
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Case Study- Eliza Beatrice – A Fashion Designer

Written by Fozia Cheychi on 24 April 2015

Case Study- Eliza Beatrice – A Fashion Designer In order to illustrate the importance of intellectual property to a designer, lets introduce to you an up and coming fashion designer- Eliza Beatrice.
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Passing Off- An Overview

Written by Thomas Mould on 24 April 2015

In this article it will explain the basic criteria you will need to show in order to succeed in a claim for Passing Off.
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escrow by solicitors

Written by Izaz Ali on 16 April 2015

Escrow contracts by Solicitors As a firm of Solicitors our areas of expertise includes software and IT contracts as well as escrow contracts.
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A suitable case for escrow

Written by Izaz Ali on 16 April 2015

The importance of Escrow Agreements Before we discuss what an Escrow agreement is it is important that we understand what the term 'Escrow' means. 'Escrow' is a legal term which means 'money, goods or a written document, held by a trusted third party, pending the fulfillment of some condition'.
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When you cannot hide behind a company

Written by Michael Coyle on 16 April 2015

You are clear in your own mind that there has been an infringement of your intellectual property. For the sake of argument lets say Copyright. Your lawyers say “SUE SUE SUE, FOR GODS SAKE SUE”!
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Quick guide to Copyright

Written by Thomas Mould on 16 April 2015

A Quick Guide to COPYRIGHT How do I get Copyright ? One of the most common myths about copyright is that it requires some form of application or other formality such as use of the © symbol. This first element has not been required in the UK since 1911, while use of the latter, although desirable, is not a requirement or securing copyright protection in the UK. The law governing copyright is the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
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The Flaws of the American Music Industry

Written by Thomas Mould on 11 April 2015

The American music industry has an outdated royalties system that leads to companies paying too much while others pay too little. This is to the detriment of the song writers and performers who deserve the money the most.
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Ban the meme

Written by Michael Coyle on 11 April 2015

An announcement was made this week by Russia’s Internet censor Roskomnadzor, making it illegal to publish any Internet meme that depicts a public figure in a way that has nothing to do with his “personality.”
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