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Copyright, social media and user-generated content has now become an area of central importance with the growth of the internet, digital technology, social media and online advertising and marketing. It is a complex area of law, which covers everything from software, to text, photographs, sound recordings and artistic works to name a few, but it is an area in which Browne Jacobson has significant experience and we can help you to smoothly navigate the complex issues you may face in your business in this area.
We regularly work with clients to protect and exploit copyright content as well as database rights and designs, understanding that your valuable intellectual property has never been more important for your business. We assist in maximising the value of your creative assets by ensuring they are adequately protected and also working with you on commercial transactions and licensing deals to maximise their exploitation. Should third parties attempt to infringe your copyright or designs at any time, our experts in litigation and other enforcement strategies will work with you to deal quickly and efficiently with the infringers, ensuring minimum disruption to your business.
In this four minute video Helena Wootton talks about the result of the EU referendum and its impact on data protection reforms, together with an update on new directives.
Helena Wootton, our data protection expert attended the recent Cybercrime Breakfast with Insider Magazine as a panel expert in April 2016.
It is an often-used defence to a claim of trade mark infringement that the use is merely descriptive, or is to indicate the intended purpose of the goods advertised (where such indication is in accordance with honest practices in industrial or commercial matters).
This national outfit has gathered a host of illustrious multinationals under its wing, won over by its City-quality service at regional prices; meanwhile Pangea, its established international network of referral firms, gives it a persuasive presence on the global stage. “Their advice is always clear and commercial, and the team’s in-house and industry experience is readily apparent.” Declan Cushley is “a pleasure to deal with. He always has his clients’ interests at heart and does nothing that isn’t in those interests”. Doughty litigator Peter Ellis has appeared in some of the decade’s precedent-setting cases.
Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube – have announced a plan to create a shared database of ‘unique digital fingerprints’, also known as 'hashes'.
It has been widely reported that employees from Albania, Brazil, Nepal and Egypt working in the burger chain Byron have been arrested by officers at restaurants where they were working.
Following government consultation, the repeal of s.52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 has been expedited. The transition period was proposed to end in April 2020, but has now been shortened to end on 28.01.2017 (the repeal will be effective from 28.07.2016).
This week has seen the introduction of a new law in the UK, the objective of which is to harmonise copyright as it relates to the operation of the Collective Management Organisations (“CMOs”).
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