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Dan Griffin

Posted 16 August 2017
by Dan Griffin

Will Brexit affect registered trade marks?

The Intellectual Property Office has published its views on how the UK leaving the EU will affect both UK and EU registered trade marks. The UK currently has (broadly) three types of trade mark: Its own national system known as…

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Dan Griffin

Posted 7 August 2017
by Dan Griffin

Trade mark licences, what are they and why have one?

It is common for businesses to register trade marks in the name of a director or shareholder and then use the trade mark as their own. Often this happens where the trade mark was registered by a director before the…

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Jill Headford

Posted 11 October 2016
by Jill Headford

How to detect a phishing email

  Phishing is a problem faced by all businesses with an online presence. It is a particularly sneaky form of fraud in which criminals try to obtain sensitive information from businesses (and individuals) – such as usernames, passwords and bank…

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Jill Headford

Posted 11 April 2016
by Jill Headford

Free Wi-Fi and Copyright Infringement

Guide to redundancies

In Tobias McFadden v Sony Music Entertainment, the European Court of Justice has rather helpfully decided that businesses which offer free, unsecured (i.e. unprotected by a password) Wi-Fi to the public cannot be held liable for copyright infringement committed by…

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Jill Headford

Posted 11 March 2016
by Jill Headford

Action required by owners of EU trademarks

Trade mark

For 6 months from 23 March 2016, owners of EU trade marks (known as community trademarks or CTMs) have the opportunity to increase the protection offered by their trade mark.

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Jill Headford

Posted 11 February 2016
by Jill Headford

Consumer Guarantees and the Consumer Rights Act 2015

Website Legal Audit

Guarantees offered to consumers now need careful thought to make sure they comply with the law.   The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA), in force since 1 October 2015, imposes specific obligations on traders who offer guarantees for the products they…

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Jill Headford

Posted 2 February 2016
by Jill Headford

Claim your top level domain

 Top level domain names are the part after the full stop such as co.uk, .gov or .org. The top level domain name is now expanding beyond countries, government departments and organisations into more than 540 individual words such as .shop…

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