The Patents County Court (the PCC) recently handed down judgment in the case of alleged copyright infringement and passing off in drawings and characters in the 1980’s children’s TV show Button Moon.
The use of assessment centre competency tests as part of a redundancy selection procedure was unreasonable
An EAT decision provides a reminder to all employers that any departure
from the conventional approach to selection criteria during a redundancy exercise
must be treated with caution.
On 21 May 2013, the High Court handed down its long awaited judgment in the Interflora v Marks and Spencer trade mark infringement case.
The Intellectual Property Office is running a series of free workshops across the UK to help businesses understand what valuable Intellectual Property Rights they might have.
In her speech on 8 May 2013, the Queen announced plans for a Bill to “make it easier for businesses to protect their Intellectual Property”.
The Minister for Intellectual Property has recently announced the start of a mediation service, to be run by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), to help businesses in the cost effective resolution of disputes.
The Intellectual Property Office (“the IPO”) has published a guidance note concerning the “facts and myths” about the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, in particular how the new law will affect copyright in photographs posted online.