intellectual property

Genericide in the 21st Century: Overexposure of the Modern Brand

by ASchlossberg February 10, 2015 Blawging

“Every brand has at its core a substance that gives it strength.”[1] In the 21st century, the reality is that companies are being penalized for their success with certain products. Genericide occurs when a brand no longer denotes its origin, but rather is used to refer to a whole category of products. Yo-yo, Escalator, and […]

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Patent Fight in the Tech Sector and Their Possible Consequences

by Lilly October 2, 2013 Intellectual Property

Patent infringement law suits are a never ending battle between big tech firms like Apple and Samsung. It’s a battle that never sleeps, there’s almost always a suit either ongoing or about to start in these areas. The question is, what kind of effect will this have on customers? Apple vs. Samsung An example of […]

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32 Red plc v WHG (International) Ltd – Trademark Infringement Case Comment

by John Hirst May 10, 2013 IP & Technology

The recent case of 32Red plc v WHG (International) Ltd and other companies concerned the infringement of rights protected by European Community trademarks (an EU wide trademark which circumvents the need to register the trademark in every European country where the name company trade). The Community trademark infringed in this case was the protected name […]

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5 tips for employers on how to protect your intellectual property

by Direct 2 Lawyers March 24, 2013 Employment Law

In this post we’re going to take a look at how employers can seek to protect their commercial interests in the intellectual property that is produced in the course of employment. If a business fails to protect or exploit intellectual property then this can lead to potential losses (including loss of potential profits) in the […]

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Intellectual property legal system overhauled for SMEs

by Wayne Beynon March 13, 2013 Business Law

A small claims track has been introduced for SME Intellectual Property cases, explains Wayne Beynon, one of a team of Media & IP lawyers at Cardiff and London based law firm, Capital Law. The close of 2012 saw the launch of the new ‘small claims track’ for intellectual property cases. The new process, introduced by the […]

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A Look at Online Copyright Issues Faced By Artists

by gclatworthy December 23, 2012 IP & Technology

[US Law and General] In the past, copyright laws in the United States were fairly clear. Essentially, an artist who created something, whether it be art, a piece of music or an idea, was protected from the moment of creation against others taking the piece and claiming ownership without paying. Unfortunately, for many artists, the […]

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International Laws Governing Social Media

by BirkettsLaw November 21, 2012 Social Media

International law governing social media has to adapt constantly in response to the social media revolution. Not since the industrial revolution has the world seen such a radical change in the lives of people and the laws that surround them. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and countless other social media networks, have and will continue to change […]

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