Tag Archives: Intellectual Property

Groundless threats for infringement of intellectual property rights

To sue or not to sue? What does or doesn’t amount to a threat is judged and decided objectively. It is reviewed on the basis of whether an ordinary person – in the position of the claimant – would interpret … Continue reading

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The consideration of Intellectual Property in insolvency

Where a company is experiencing extreme financial difficulties it is well known that such a company can be cash-flow insolvent, (i.e. they cannot pay their debts as they fall due), or balance sheet insolvent (the company’s liabilities outweigh their assets). It … Continue reading

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The Legal Side to Selling Your Business | Due Diligence Process

Recently I co-presented a workshop with Colin Howe of Hillier Hopkins. I handled the legal part of the workshop where we spoke to a number of business owners – keen to understand how to value their businesses and know what … Continue reading

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AVOID Making a Betty Boop | Case Law on Trade Mark Infringement and Passing Off in Respect of Merchandising

This is some learning which would be of interest to any businesses who might find themselves having used Trade Marked names on merchandising. In this case – I share how a business (the defendant) was found to have passed off … Continue reading

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Quicker and Cheaper Protection for Registered Brands | How to Oppose a Trade Mark Application

On 1st October 2013, the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office introduced a fast track opposition procedure for trade marks. For any owners of registered trade marks in the United Kingdom who wish to oppose an application to protect a new … Continue reading

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