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  • Licence to play music on business premises

    businesscommercial technologyregulatory riskintellectual propertyhomepageregulatory law licensing

    Date: 12 June 2018

    Elizabeth Butler, a trainee in the Commercial and Technology team, explores a recent case in which the High Court ruled that a restaurant owner infringed copyright by allowing DJs to play music on his premises without a licence.
  • Preparing your website for business

    businessintellectual propertycorporateadvertising and marketingcommercial technologybusiness startups

    Date: 16 May 2013

    Cathrine Ripley explains the key points that should be considered by website owners before doing business on the web.
  • Trade marks and the use of "own name"

    businessintellectual propertycorporateadvertising and marketingcommercial technologybusiness startups

    Date: 14 April 2013

    Don’t assume you can use a trade mark just because it is the same as your own name - the Cipriani cases have highlighted this is not necessarily the case as Cathrine Ripley explains.
  • That’s the way the cookies crumble...

    businesscommercial technologyintellectual property

    Date: 13 July 2011

    Websites and the use of cookies
  • Copyright licences

    businesscommercial technologycorporateintellectual property

    Date: 15 March 2011

    What does a copyright licence allow you to do?
  • Quick guide to registering a UK trade mark

    businesscommercial technologybusiness startupsintellectual property

    Date: 17 February 2011

    A short guide on the registration process for UK trade marks
  • Can you trade mark the shape of a product?

    businessintellectual property

    Date: 14 October 2010

    This article examines the recent EU decision declaring invalid a trade mark for the shape of a lego brick.