• Posted by Jane Coyle on July 07, 2014 / Posted in Trade Marks
    What is Copyright?
    Coyright is the legal right granted to the author or originator of an invention or idea; such as a logo, a piece of writing, a photograph, music or website. It protects and regulates the use of the work to prevent copying, distributing, altering and displaying the idea by someone else. When was copyright amended? It was amended in October 2003 by the Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 2003 and incorporated into UK law the changes required by the EU Copyright Directive. Copyright is [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on July 02, 2014 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Guidance on changes to the law on designs
    Design law is often considered messy, complex and confusing, and small businesess that do not have the time or the financial resources to disentangle it, can often lose out. The IP bill is introducing a number of new measures, and making some changes to the existing law, in order to make design law simpler, clearer and more robust. The Intellectual Property Act 2014 received Royal Assent on the 14 th of May 2014. The Act includes measures which will help modernise and clarify the Intellectual [...]
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