Posted: Author: Sarah Wheadon

Is the value of your brand under threat?

The Intellectual Property Office has published its 2013/2104 crime report. The report confirms the continuing trend of the internet as a ‘major facilitator of IP crime’ with the sale of counterfeit goods via social media rising by 15% over the year. For more information about how to protect or defend your intellectual property rights, contact… Read more »

Posted: Author: Sarah Wheadon

Another victory for common sense

A recent High Court case highlights that an employer’s statutory duty to ensure the safety of their employees from slipping at work extends to taking ‘reasonably practicable’ steps as opposed to all possible steps. The appeal in Burrows v Northumbrian Water Limited was brought by Mr Burrows, a trunk mains operator employed by Northumbrian Water…. Read more »

Posted: Author: Sarah Wheadon

Updated Code of Practice for CCTV published

This will be of interest to businesses which use or are thinking of using CCTV or other surveillance cameras, including body-worn cameras, automatic number-place-recognition-systems or drones. The Code, published by the Information Commissioner’s Office, includes specific guidance on up and coming technologies as well as more information on handling and responding to data subject access… Read more »

Posted: Author: Laura Trapnell

The extension of website-blocking orders to trade mark infringement

The High Court has made a number of orders requiring several internet service providers (ISPs) to block access by their subscribers to certain websites that advertised and sold goods infringing certain registered trade marks. The court’s decision to grant the orders represents a development of the law because, unlike the position with copyright, there was… Read more »