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IP 2018

Intellectual Property Law Important Changes in 2018

January 16, 2019

Although 2018 is more likely to be remembered as the year in which the dreaded GDPR came into force, there was also a good deal of action on the intellectual property (IP) front. To recap on the main events of the year here is a round-up of some of the more interesting IP law cases involving trademark and copyright issues.   Stretching copyright a step too far Did ...

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domain disputes

How to Handle a Domain Name Dispute

January 3, 2019

Given the reliance we all place on the internet nowadays, websites are one of the key ways to market and sell products and most businesses own at least one internet domain name. Before settling on a trading name, savvy entrepreneurs will always check to see that the corresponding domain name (in some format or another) is available so that their online presence is easy to find by customers (e.g. www.lawbite...

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trademark application

Trademark Applications – 5 Tips to Get it Right

November 29, 2018

As you may have noticed, we’ve been singing the praises and value of trademark protection in a few of our recent blog posts. Those who have been following will hopefully now (if you didn’t already!) understand exactly what a trademark is and isn’t...

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trademark law

What is a Trademark?

November 21, 2018

We recently wrote about the importance of registering a trademark, but what is their fundamental purpose and how do we tell trademarks apart from other types of intellectual property (IP)? These are some of the business legal advice questions we get asked here at LawBite from time to time and this article is intended to help ...

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CyberWeek Advertising Do's and Don'ts

Cyber Week | A Reminder of Advertising Do’s and Don’ts

November 13, 2018

As we approach the run-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, businesses will likely be in the final stages of preparing their advertising and marketing campaigns. Last year on Black Friday in the UK, a whopping £1.4 billion was spent on online sales. For businesses to make the most out of this high-profile, busy sales period and retail event of the calendar year, ...

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Trademark a colour? Louboutin’s signature red-soled shoe saga

October 30, 2018

Colour marks are relatively rare in the world of trademarks and court cases centred around them are rarer still. One very high-profile exception to this are the ongoing lawsuits involving protection of Christian Louboutin’s famous red-soled shoe as a trademark. Proving just how diverse and intricate arguments over what you can and cannot trademark protect can get in the realm of intellectual property (IP). Since th...

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SME Roadmap

SME Roadmap Part 2 | Business Legal Advice for Start-ups

October 23, 2018

The SME Roadmap We recently published the SME Legal Roadmap – Part 1 where we discussed those early developmental stages of a business start-up.  LawBite is an experienced and trusted provider of expert business legal advice for start-ups and SMEs. This blog article is not a replacement for b...

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copyright

Copyright Controversial Law Passed – Winners and Losers

September 14, 2018

Good news on copyright if you’re a content creative but potentially bad news for SMEs who currently use others’ content online and cannot afford the expensive tech solutions necessary to ensure that they remain compliant with the new Copyright Directive. Earlier this summer we reported here on the draft proposal of a new...

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Brexit | .eu Domain: What Does it Mean for Your Business?

September 12, 2018

With all the news about Brexit, of which helpful information can be found on our blog, one important area to consider for businesses and individuals is regarding .eu domain names. The domain .eu is used by businesses and companies established in the EU and available for all EU residents, providing users with a European internet identity onl...

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SME and Trademarks | Brexit 101

August 30, 2018

Considering the inevitable costs of setting up and running a business and the time constraints of those involved, many SMEs and startups understandably sometimes drag their heels when it comes to Intellectual Property (IP) law and deciding to register a trademark to protect their brand. You can read here why we believe...

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