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Wanted, Alive and in Court

Written by Samuel O'Toole on 17 October 2016

Duco Events, a leading boxing promoter in the Asia Pacific region, has taken to chasing a copyright pirate on Facebook.
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Taking your fashion brand online- e-shop advice

Written by Michael Coyle on 17 October 2016

With all traditional medias moving online, shopping is no different. In 2015, the UK public spent approx. £114 billion online shopping for their favourite brands and items. This has caused a serious drop in the amount spend in actual shops.
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Pfizer Loses Appeal in UK Patent Case

Written by Fozia Cheychi on 14 October 2016

The drug giant- Pfizer has lost an appeal in the UK Court of Appeal. The UK court of Appeal has affirmed an earlier High Court judgment that ruled Actavis has not infringed Pfizer’s patent in relation to the use of pregabalin as a treatment for epilepsy.
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Brexit and Prices

Written by Michael Coyle on 13 October 2016

Tesco and Unlever are both making headlines as Brexit hits our consumer goods..but in reality it will be detailed in the supply agreements.
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Brexit legality in the Royal Court of Justice

Written by Samuel O'Toole on 13 October 2016

Today, 13 October 2016, three of the most senior Judges in England and Wales namely, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, newly appointed master of the rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, and Lord Justice Sales will hear arguments from both sides of Brexit in the Royal Courts of Justice.
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Copyright and Design Right

Written by Michael Coyle on 11 October 2016

Copyright, Design Right, Unregistered Design Right, Registered Design Right..its enough to make you want to lie down in a dark room...in part one we look at Copyright and an artistic work
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Is it possible to split a freehold title?

Written by Samuel O'Toole on 10 October 2016

Is it possible to split a freehold title? Plain English translation of which equates to; I own a house and it has a garden that I do not use, is it possible to officially split the house and the garden at the Land Registry?
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Lambert the UKIPO and Universities

Written by Michael Coyle on 10 October 2016

The Lambert toolkit is a set of modules and key documents for universities and companies that wish to undertake collaborative research projects with each other. There are some useful precedents for anyone to use...
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Music Copyright Basics

Written by Samuel O'Toole on 10 October 2016

Copyright it a type of intellectual property right that subsists in different types of works. Music involves copyright in many ways, for example, a song may have copyright existing in the actual sound recording, the same song will have copyright in the lyrics and the arrangement of the notes of the music will also be subject to copyright.
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