Intellectual property news

Company director jointly liable for trade mark infringement and passing off

A decision in the IP Enterprise Court provides a warning to company directors of their potential liabilities in regard to intellectual property infringement. The court gave summary judgment for the claimant in a claim for trade mark infringement and passing...

Sanctions for copyright infringement

Two recent cases provide warnings to businesses on the sanctions that can be imposed for copyright infringement: In the first case, the High Court passed a 28-day custodial sentence suspended for 12 months on a nightclub owner for copyright infringement....

Cyber security: new guide for businesses published

The International Chamber of Commerce has launched a new, free-to-download cyber security guide for business. The new guide outlines how businesses can optimise their ability to identify and manage evolving cyber security risks. It was written with managers...

Intellectual property finance

The Intellectual Property Office has launched a finance toolkit, advising businesses how to understand and present the value of their intellectual property (IP) to potential lenders. The toolkit has been developed to encourage and guide businesses to...

Transferring copyright by assignment

A High Court case provides a useful reminder to anyone seeking a transfer of intellectual property rights to obtain a copy of the assignment that has been signed by the assignor. These matters are often overlooked as being mere administrative details, but...

Data protection: CCTV and surveillance cameras

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published an updated code of practice for CCTV and other types of surveillance cameras. It provides best practice advice, for those involved in operating CCTV and surveillance cameras that view or record...