Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Change in law opens door to off-limits creative work

Copyright holders of creative works are being urged to make their mark and claim their rights, following the launch of a new licensing scheme that will enable reproduction of so-called ‘orphan’ creative works and performances. Orphan works are copyright works … Continue reading

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Cadbury’s imperial coat of purple under threat

Rivals given the go-ahead to cash in with replica purple branding, as prime Easter selling season arrives A long-running court battle between confectionary giants Cadbury and Nestlé has seen the UK Supreme Court throw out an appeal by Cadbury against … Continue reading

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Internet Goliaths give a lesson for smaller business

A court battle between software giant Microsoft and broadcasting colossus Sky has delivered a sharp lesson in the need to check out trade marks before launching a new product, which experts say is just as relevant to small business. Microsoft … Continue reading

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Innovating companies can gear up for clever tax benefits

Innovation companies can now maximise the advantageous tax regime that’s been brought in for patented products. The Patent Box tax regime came into effect in April and it gives companies a reduced 10% corporation tax rate on the proportion of … Continue reading

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IP Seminar: Have you left the door open for thieves?

“Whether a start up or a multi million pound business, your Intellectual Property is your most valuable asset.” – Brendan O’Brien, Director, Breeze & Wyles Solicitors LLP Intellectual property, sometimes abbreviated IP, is a legal definition of ideas, inventions, artistic … Continue reading

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Why it is good for me? Getting the terms of Trading right

A basic understanding of the law English law requires four elements for the formation of a contract:• an offer;• a corresponding acceptance;• consideration; and• an intention to create legal relations.Having properly drafted and signed terms and conditions will ensure that … Continue reading

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What’s in it for me? Creating value from Intellectual Property

What’s in it for me?Creating value from Intellectual Property “Whether a start up or a multi million pound business yourIntellectual Property is your most valuable asset.” Brendan O’Brien – Director Using a series of case studies Sarah Staines of Breeze … Continue reading

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Is your Business worth more than you think?

Intellectual property – what is it and why is it so important? Whether you’re an inventor, an author, a business tycoon or the owner of a small family business protection of your intellectual property is paramount.What is Intellectual Property? Intellectual … Continue reading

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Flower power wins the day in Interflora trademark battle

Internet advertisers who use competitor names to draw traffic have been dealt a rap on the knuckles following a high profile battle between Marks & Spencer and Interflora. In the fast growing world of internet advertising, new online techniques are … Continue reading

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Innovating companies need to shine up their patents

Innovation companies need to gear up to maximise the advantageous tax regime that’s set to be introduced later this year for patented products. And with the news that protected intellectual property can attract greater investment, the move looks all the … Continue reading

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