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Where are we on Brexit?

Written by Michael Coyle on 27 July 2016

Still interested in Brexit? Where does this leave us from a legislative perspective? Do you care??
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US copyright law under fire as challenge brought

Written by Ellis Sweetenham on 22 July 2016

The US Digital Millennium Copyright Act has recently come under fire as digital rights group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation have put forward an action deeming parts of the law as unconstitutional.
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Written by Abdullah Khan on 22 July 2016

Describing trademarks and a real life recent example.
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Has Kickass had its ass Kicked?

Written by Michael Coyle on 21 July 2016

KickassTorrents the most popular torrent site in the world is down and in trouble. Its allleged founder Artem Vaulin is under arrest and soon to be extradited to the USA.
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Character World Settles Trademark Infringement Case

Written by Fozia Cheychi on 20 July 2016

Character World- a Cheshire based licensing company has agreed an out of court settlement with a Birmingham based textiles company- HIS Textiles. Character World had initiated legal proceedings against HIS Textiles for alleged copying of its products- amounting to the infringement of its intellectual property rights.
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IPEC rules in sofa design confusion

Written by Ellis Sweetenham on 20 July 2016

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court makes a ruling on the potential infringement of unregistered design rights in the sofa and furniture industry.
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Adidas Sues Sketchers for Patent Infringement

Written by Fozia Cheychi on 12 July 2016

German sportswear giant- Adidas has initiated legal proceedings against footwear company Sketchers for “blatant copying of its products and infringement of its valuable intellectual property”.
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Register your Design - its easy to do and a must for any designer

Written by Michael Coyle on 10 July 2016

European Community Design Right is governed by Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 These regulations cover both registered and unregistered designs and can be found here http://euipo.europa.eu/en/design/pdf/reg2002_6.pdf So we have a Community Design which consists of an unregistered community design ('UCD') and a registered community design ('RCD')
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Brexit- what the future may look like

Written by Ellis Sweetenham on 08 July 2016

Following the UK decision to leave the EU a week ago, there has been much discussion as to how our relationship with eh EU will look after all negotiations have been made.
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