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Summary Judgment - A guide

Written by Michael Coyle on 14 December 2014

How To Obtain A Summary Judgment For Money Claims A civil dispute can be time-consuming and expensive. One way to bypass the whole process is to issue an application for summary judgment, if granted, it enables you to obtain Judgment at an early stage.
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Design Protection

Written by Michael Coyle on 13 December 2014

This article discusses the different legal rights found in registered and unregistered design rights.
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The Unitary Patent Court

Written by Daniel Selby on 11 December 2014

Member states of the European Union have managed to negotiate a significant change in the realm of patents.
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Google Fed Up

Written by Daniel Selby on 11 December 2014

Google closes their news site in Spain after a change in intellectual property law.
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Catch 2039 for Orphan Copyright Works

Written by Thomas Mould on 30 November 2014

Museum display cabinets have been left empty this month due to copyright law. This law prevents the display of certain unpublished works until the year 2039. Institutions wanting to exhibit the letters and diaries written by soldiers during the First World War have been caught up in what is being called ‘Catch 2039’.
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Damages- What can I claim?

Written by Mekael Rahman on 30 November 2014

Damages - What Can I Claim? When one or more contracting parties are in breach of a contract/ agreement, an award of damages (the principal remedy in English law) is generally granted to the adversely affected entity.
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Banned Banned and Banned

Written by Michael Coyle on 30 November 2014

The High Court was busy last week as it ordered a large number of websites to be blocked. 53 were banned in total and apply to the 6 largest ISPs in the UK. This now makes the total number of blocked sites to 93.
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Allocation and Part 26 CPR 1998

Written by Rehana Ali on 28 November 2014

The following articles look into the process of allocation and the use of allocation questionnaires in litigation as prescribed by the Civil Procedure Rules 1998. Part 1 is a general introduction to the process of allocation and part 2 looks in depth at the contents of an allocation questionnaire.
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Lord Sugar in the dog house over 'Big Dawg'

Written by Michael Coyle on 23 November 2014

The BBC1 show The Apprentice was under fire this week over the choice of a brand for a US drink. One of the team coined 'Big Dawg' which won the task. However news soon broke over a trade mark dispute.
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File sharing

Written by Michael Coyle on 22 November 2014

How to stop file sharers in the English Courts? By way of an injunction but is there any point? There have been a host of cases concerning the closure of various file sharing websites. The rights holders have been successful at court but the file sharers open up a new website and new domain and on it goes. But aside from going after the file sharing websites - what about going after individuals? In the USA the copyright troll is issuing claims against various individuals and apparently they are quite successful. What about the UK?
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Trade Secrets- Proposal for a directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets).

Written by Izaz Ali on 22 November 2014

The European Commission (EC) published a proposal for a directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure. The proposed directive is aimed at all Member States (28) with the effect of being binding, albeit allowing a margin of appreciation to the State in how they adopt the Articles.
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