Answer: If you start with someone else’s work, even if you try to change it so that you don’t infringe, you will be running the risk of infringement. Sometimes the number is six changes. Sometimes it’s eight changes. But regardless of t…
Copyright protects your original material. Copyright, with its allied rights such as database rights for businesses and moral rights for authors, remains a central and valuable form of protection.
Copyright, with its allied rights such as database right for businesses and moral rights for authors, remains a central and valuable form of protection, without any need for registration. Not only for the creative industries, but also in relation to the output of every person in every field of work.
We advise on copyright and related rights issues from textile designs, photographs and literary works to software, websites, corporate documents and databases.
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- The creation, subsistence and ownership of copyright and related rights
- The licensing and exploitation of copyright and related rights
As part of our everyday work, we hear the same intellectual property (IP) myths time and time again. The law and rights relating to intellectual property might seem a bit of a mystery if you aren’t familiar with it especially with regard to copyrig…
What does the current EU Withdrawal Agreement mean for owners of EU Trade Marks and Community Designs?
After months of uncertainty, the Cabinet have backed a Draft Agreement for the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU.
In a landmark ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) this morning, it has been held that the operators of physical marketplaces in the EU, in which third parties are selling counterfeit products, can be forced to put an end to in…
With the north of England’s growing reputation as a leading hub for the creative sector, we have seen a marked uplift in our work advising media agencies about intellectual property (IP) issues around their own brands and their clients’ brands.
While Acorn Stairlifts is well-known as a leader in its field in the UK, most people will probably be surprised to hear that one of the company’s stairlifts is installed somewhere in the world every nine minutes!
A review of the European trade mark system has been undertaken and a European trade mark reform package has been published. Key changes in force from 23rd March 2016 include: Name Changes Revised Trade Mark Application Fees Reduced Trade Mark Renewal…
Under UK patent, design and trade mark law...
Exciting times lie ahead for the textile sector. At one of our previous seminars Allied Textiles, the University of Leeds and the Textile Centre of Excellence shared with the audience the opportunities that are available for growth.
There are only so many musical notes, chords and riffs in the world, so perhaps not surprisingly there are many copyright infringement lawsuits filed every year in the music industry.
The ASA has shown its determination to stamp out problem advertising, by making its first two referrals to Trading Standards.
You can stand under my umbrella (ella ella), just don’t try to incorporate an image of my face on it.
Barbadian singer Rihanna has recently won a battle with clothing retailer Topshop in relation to T-shirts sold bearing her image.
A briefing note relating to the recent judgment in UsedSoft GmbH v Oracle International Corp and, in particular, the effect of the case on the exhaustion of rights in software.
In 1914, allegedly as a tribute to Queen Victoria, Cadbury introduced its distinctive purple packaging for chocolate bars.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is an independent regulator of advertising in the UK. The work of ASA in the non-broadcast arena is governed by The UK Code of Non-Broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing (CAP Code), the purpos…
Jemma Green, an associate in the intellectual property team at Clarion, has achieved a post graduate legal qualification from Oxford University.
Sue Streatfield has been appointed as a partner within Clarion’s expanding intellectual property (IP) practice, just two years after joining the firm. Clarion has one of the largest teams of specialist IP lawyers in a full service law firm in …
The shareholders of Intermarketing were advised by Jonathan Simms and Sarah Harrison of our corporate team.
Congratulations to Esther Kirwan who has been promoted to head of our growing intellectual property (IP) practice.
Sue Streatfield has been appointed as a senior associate in our expanding intellectual property (IP) practice which now has the largest team of specialist IP solicitors within a full service law firm in the region.
Clarion in Leeds has successfully represented Falcon Sportswear Limited, a designer and nationwide supplier of school sportswear, following an infringement of its rights by a retailer which was selling counterfeit product among Falcon’s genuine garments.
Working in conjunction with the GrowthAccelerator service, a team of legal and financial advisers from Leeds has supported the set up of a new £1.2m animation business that is expected to create 20 new jobs in Leeds and Crowle, North Lincolnshire.
Export-focused businesses are reaping the benefits, but intellectual property infringers are trying to cash in.
Alan Halsall, owner of Skipton-based Silver Cross, was the key speaker at a seminar attended by more than 70 senior business leaders, focussing on innovation and the importance of protecting it with robust Intellectual Property.
The strength of Yorkshire’s innovation in manufacturing was recently celebrated at an event in Leeds which brought together some of the region’s leading manufacturing innovators to debate how innovation creates competitive advantage.
The intellectual property team has successfully represented One Electrical Limited, one of the UK’s leading brands in electrical wiring accessories and lighting, in a passing off action against another electrical company.