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The Dangers of a Memoranda of Agreement

Written by Murshida Khan, a graduate student of Law on 28 October 2014

Are Heads of Terms or ‘Memoranda of Agreement’ binding on the parties? The recent case of Unaoil Limited v Leighton Offshore Pte Limited [2014] provides some guidance...
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Why a Patent?

Written by Rehana Ali on 28 October 2014

Patents are notoriously difficult to obtain, but in certain defined circumstances they are granted. The following article looks at reasons for the use of the same.
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Data Protection and UK Data Part 2

Written by Michael Coyle on 17 October 2014

The Information Commissioner's Office ('ICO') published this week an updated code of practice for CCTV. It provides best practice advice and anyone responsible for data in any organisation needs to be aware.
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Trade Marks Part 2 Geographical places

Written by Michael Coyle on 17 October 2014

I want to register Savile Row as a trade mark? Geographical names may be registrable as trade marks if they do not indicate a geographic origin of the goods or services so marked (such as the place of manufacture, production or design of the product).
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Who can be bothered to read the legal terms

Written by Michael Coyle on 17 October 2014

Whisper is a new app. https://twitter.com/WhisperApp The app has recently changed its terms of use following claims that it breaches its terms of use with users. The app claims to be be “the first completely anonymous social media network”, the Guardian was on its back from 9 October, and it claims "Four days later, Whisper updated its terms of service – rewriting entire sections and introducing a whole new page about privacy these new terms, which were posted on Whisper’s website on 13 October, come into effect on 12 November."
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Patents explained

Written by Rehana Ali on 15 October 2014

The following article provides a brief introduction into patents and the procedure for the granting of the same in the UK.
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Jay-Z in copyright dispute

Written by Rehana Ali on 10 October 2014

This summer saw the launch of legal proceedings against famous rapper Shawn Corey Carter (most commonly known by his stage name Jay Z) and record label Roc-A-Fella records.
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UKIPO Allows Digital Backups

Written by Thomas Mould on 06 October 2014

In the UK it is now legal to keep backups of your most important media. Consumers are now allowed to keep their music and movies duplicated on local storage or in the cloud.
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