A brand or mark can help a business separate itself from the crowd. Globally distinctive brand marks such as the Apple logo or Coca-Cola sign are instantly recognisable to consumers. These brand marks distinguish corporations and products that customers trust and…
Intellectual property and media law
- Please select a briefing
- Online harms 3 - what do I do if I'm being harassed or bullied online?
- Online Harms Part 2: What do I do if my privacy or confidence is breached online?
- Online Harms Part 1: The new regulatory framework requiring businesses to protect online users against harm
- Challenging the media on coverage of a personal nature (Part 3)
- Challenging the media on coverage of a personal nature - Part 2
- Challenging the media on coverage of a personal nature - Part 1
- Privacy rights and ‘citizen journalists’
- Congratulations and Celebrations to Sir Cliff in High Court Privacy Success
- GDPR - What happens after 25 May?
- Social media - Defamation and regulation
- Orange or Orange? The importance of trade mark protection
- Radiohead deny bringing an action against Lana Del Ray for copyright infringement – but what is copyright?
- Challenging the validity of a trade mark: Caspian Pizza v Shah
- GDPR: Changes to the data protection regime
- Professionals and social media
- Design Right and Infringement
- Unlimited Fines for Breaches to the Data Protection Act 1998
- Defamation and the “Serious Harm” Threshold Test
- Photography and Copyright Infringement
- Facebook Infringed Privacy of Convicted Sex Offender
- Big Brother is Watching You
- Compensation Claims Under the Data Protection Act 1998?
- Disputes Over IP Ownership Rights
- Journalists Caught in the Crossfire of Defamation
- Can Americans Make Successful Defamation Claims Across the Pond?
- Kick it (defamation) out
- User Guide to Social Media and Avoiding Legal Traps
- The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and Celebrities’ Privacy
It was recently reported that rock band, Radiohead, were in the process of bringing an action against singer, Lana Del Ray, for copyright infringement of their song Creep. The apparent claim was that her song Get Free is allegedly sufficiently…
Dominic Green and Tom Wilkin discuss the Court of Appeal’s decision on challenging the validity of a trade mark in Caspian Pizza v Shah, in which RadcliffesLeBrasseur acted for the defendants. The Court of Appeal has clarified that a mark holder…
On 25 May 2016 the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) comes into force and will be directly applicable in all EU member states from 25 May 2018. What does this mean for employers? The GDPR will update UK data protection law,…
Sharing information through social media is now a daily activity for many. Networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter provide readily available forums through which opinion can easily be promulgated. Through the simple click of a button, a photo can…
Alfrank Designs Limited v Exclusive (UK) Limited and another  EWHC 1372 (IPEC) is a leading case in which the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court awarded damages in respect of the infringement of its unregistered EU and UK design rights. Both the…
Changes to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) have removed the statutory cap on fines for many offences, including those under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). This has resulted in magistrates’ courts acquiring new…
As of January 2014, the Defamation Act 2013 introduced a “serious harm” threshold for defamation claims. As set out in section 1(1)a statement is not defamatory unless its publication has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to the…
Given the tech savvy society, which we live in, it is all too easy to get caught up in the ‘selfie’ culture. More easily done is the potential to loose track of the rules governing copyright law – specifically IP…
CG v Facebook Ireland Ltd and another  NIQB 11 saw the Northern Irish High Court find in the favour of a convicted sex offender and ordered the removal of a Facebook page set up to monitor sex offenders and…