Intellectual property

OwnershIP - The Intellectual Property roundup from Blake Morgan

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Blake Morgan's Intellectual Property team are delighted to share their inaugural Magazine, OwnershIP. Click to read more and download your copy. More …

EU Commission targets 17 states over Marrakesh Treaty non-compliance

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The European Commission has instigated non-compliance proceedings against 17 member states, including the UK, for failing to tell it that they have transposed copyright provisions of the Marrakesh Treaty into national law. Partner Chris Williams comments in the WIPR. More …

EU failing to fix copyright directive: lawyers comment on leak

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Partner Chris Williams gives his views on article 13 of the EU copyright directive in an article in World IP Review. "Given how entrenched both sides of the debate are, coupled with how highly contentious the issue of online censorship is, I really do not see an easy fix." More …

Protecting Trade Secrets and implementation of the new Directive

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On the 8 June 2016, the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council adopted a Directive which had the aim of harmonising the approach to protecting trade secrets across the EU so that businesses would benefit from the same minimum standard of protection against the misuse of their trade secrets. More …

Sculpting a problem?

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Successful visual artists often operate through limited companies. This can have tax advantages. One such example was the leading British sculptor Lynn Chadwick, who died in 2003. From July 1973 he changed his status from a sole trader to becoming a director and employee of a company he and his wife owned and transferred his stock and trading business to the company at that time. More …

The News Portsmouth

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Blake Morgan lawyers named as among best in world More …

Success in company names tribunal application

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After noticing that several companies had similar names to their company name, our team took the case to the Company Names Tribunal, here is an overview of the case. More …

Worldwide recognition for Blake Morgan IP team

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The Blake Morgan IP group are delighted to have been ranked in the 2017 World Trade Mark Review 1000. More …

Wearable technology at work: why HR needs to get involved

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Jon Belcher, Senior Solicitor in our Data Protection team and Charlotte Marshall, Trainee Solicitor in our Employment law team, look at the increasing use of wearable technology at work (such as Apple watches, Google Glass and Fitbit), considering the legal issues that are raised and how HR should be responding. More …

Great Scott! – Ben Evans published in the CITMA Review

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Associate and Trade Mark Attorney Ben Evans has been published in the October/November 2016 edition of the CITMA Review. More …