A Basic Guide to Copyright in the UK

A Basic Guide to Copyright in the UK

What is Copyright? Copyright is a right to prevent others from using or copying work without the consent of the copyright owner. Copyright is governed by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1998 and is a property right which vests in original literary, dramatic, musical, artistic works in additional to sound recordings, films/broadcasts and typographical […]

Trade Names and Passing Off

Trade Names and Passing Off

What can I do if someone is trading using my trade name? A trading name or business name is the name used by either a person, partnership or a company for carrying on business which is not the same as their own name. The Trade Marks Act 1994 There are no intellectual property rights in […]

GDPR – ‘The right to be forgotten’

GDPR – ‘The right to be forgotten’

The GDPR (which will apply in all EU member states from 25 May 2018) enhances existing data subject (individuals) rights and also includes a new data subject right of erasure of personal information. This is also known as the right to be forgotten. The broad principle underpinning this right is to enable an individual to […]