Jane Lambert – NIPC

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What to do if you are served with a Freezing Injunction or Search Order

Finding your bank account frozen or being required to admit total strangers to your business premises and let them search through your filing cabinets and computer files in order to find documents that can be used in a law suit…more
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How the Intellectual Property Act 2014 changes British Patent Law

The most important Part of the Intellectual Property Act 2014 is Part II which contains provisions that amend the Patents Act 1977 and the most important of those amendments is s.17 which will insert a new s.88A into the 1977…more
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How the Intellectual Property Act 2014 changes British Registered Design Law

On 14 May 2014 the Intellectual Property Bill 2014 finally received royal assent and became law. The statute makes changes to British patent, registered design and unregistered design right law. This article discusses the…more
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Letter before claim: unregistered design right

In IP Dispute Resolution in England and Wales: why sending a US style “Cease and Desist Letter” or old style “Letter before Action” may not be a good idea JDSupra, 13 Jan 2012 I discussed the requirements of the Practice…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Basic Law for Web Designers No. 3: Copyright

This is the third of a series of articles on basic law for web designers. The first two articles were on contractual issues. This article focuses on intellectual property and, in particular, on copyright. The article answers…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Basic Intellectual Property Law for Film and TV Makers and Games Developers

The idea for this primer came to me when I attended Screen Yorkshire's presentation on the Yorkshire Content fund at Hull (see "Screen Yorkshire Roadshow: £15m for TV, film, games and digital sectors" 4 May 2012 IP Yorkshire at…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Patents County Court: Case Management Directions

Case management conferences are very important in Patents County Court litigation. They present the only opportunity to stay an action or transfer it to another court. They are the occasion when the court decides the…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Franchising - what can a franchisee do if things go wrong?

Following on from my article on the franchise agreement I consider what a franchisee can do if his franchise fails despite his or her best efforts. The franchise agreement is likely to contain a term that enables the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Intellectual Property

The franchise agreement: understanding what you are letting yourself in for.

If you take a franchise you will be asked to sign a contract which will be at least 30 pages long. This contract will have been drafted by the franchisor's lawyers and it will look after the franchisor's interests and not yours…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Intellectual Property

IP Dispute Resolution in England and Wales: why sending a US style “Cease and Desist Letter” or old style “Letter before Action” may not be a good idea.

Intellectual property litigation in the UK presents two hazards that are not to be found in other countries or indeed other areas of litigation in England and Wales. First, threats actions: threatening or even hinting at the…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution in the UK

What to do if someone appears to infringe your patent, copyright, design, trade mark or other intellectual property right or accuses you of infringing his or her rights? Litigation is expensive in England and Wales and indeed…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Basic Law for Web Designers No 2: Website Terms and Conditions

This is the second article in my series on basic law for web designers. This article focuses on the terms and conditions that should appear on the website itself. Every website should have at least two sets of terms,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Basic Law for Web Designers No 1: Introduction to Contract Law

I have been consulted by web designers and their customers ever since the earliest days of the wold wide web. I have read and reviewed many of their contracts and drafted a large number of my own. Sometimes I have represented…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

What Business Angels and VCs need to know about IP

This article introduces intellectual property to business angels, venture capitalists and other investors. After some basic information on intellectual property law the article sets out the following simple 6-point strategy…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

DIFC Courts

The governments of the United Arab Emirates and Dubai have established a free zone for financial services in Dubai known as the Dubai International Financial Centre ("the DIFC") in the hope that it will become a major financial…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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