Posted: Author: Laura Trapnell

Kate Bush’s “no phones please” request

There is a legal copyright issue behind Kate Bush’s request for no phones or tablets — she is essentially trying to prevent copyright infringement of her work via unauthorised dissemination of images (photos) or music (video clips) through social media. Her music and the performance on stage is protected by copyright (under the Copyright Designs… Read more »

Posted: Author: Laura Trapnell

Do lean start ups mean less IP?

We read an interesting article recently on whether “lean start ups mean less IP”.   It is an interesting discussion, particularly in this world of cost-cutting, focus on streamlining and the idea that minimalism rules!  However, surely the ‘lean start up’ should mean more IP?  If a business is trying to keep things lean and do… Read more »

Posted: Author: Laura Trapnell

Use of another’s trade marks – legally or illegally?

A recent case in the newly badged Intellectual Property Enterprise Court late last month has caught our eagle eye as it looks at use of a third party’s trade mark on websites – an issue that we have been asked to advise on fairly regularly. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG v Shaun Coley (trading as BMW… Read more »