Confidentiality Agreements – Do You Need Them? What Should They Include?

Peter Adediran’s specialist niche area of practice is intellectual property law – both contentious and non-contentious – as it relates to digital works including trademarks;copyright; patents and database rights PAIL®Solicitors. Read more on PAIL’s ® Resource Library

Confused about the full scope of confidentiality agreements – what they’re for, and whether you need them in your business? Read on for the expert advice you need to stay protected.

If you’re like most small business owners, you probably don’t use confidentiality agreements all that often. Most business owners don’t get employees or contractors to sign confidentiality agreements; and don’t understand the full scope of what confidentiality agreements can cover, or why they should use them.

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9 questions small business retailers need to ask lawyers about their designs

Peter Adediran’s specialist niche area of practice is intellectual property law – both contentious and non-contentious – as it relates to digital works including trademarks; copyright; patents and database rights PAIL® Solicitors. Read more on PAIL’s ® Resource Library

PAIL® recently obtained judgment on liability plus costs for our client in the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. For more information about the court see the IPEC Court Guide.

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Google Ads Trademark Liability Win

Peter Adediran’s specialist niche area of practice is intellectual property law – both contentious and non-contentious – as it relates to digital works including trademarks; copyright; patents and database rights PAIL® Solicitors. Read more on PAIL’s ® Resource Library

PAIL® recently obtained judgment on liability plus costs for our client in the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. For more information about the court see the IPEC Court Guide.

The case concerned trademark use in Google Ads. Although Google have an ad policy requiring that Google Ads don’t infringe on third-party trademarks businesses still actively infringe other business brands in their Google Ad campaigns trading on the reputation of other business brands and/or diluting the brand of other businesses through overuse.

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High Court copyright infringement win

Peter Adediran’s specialist niche area of practice is intellectual property law – both contentious and non-contentious – as it relates to digital works including photographs; text; databases; video; music PAIL Solicitors. Read more on PAIL’s Resource Library

Successful conclusion to High Court website digital product catalogue and text copyright infringement claim November 2018.

Cornices Centre Ltd v (1) Fibrous Plasters Ltd (2) Angelika Zdrojewska (3) Andrzej Olenski IP-2017-000157

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Is your company ready to defend against a data protection compensation claim?

Peter Adediran’s specialist niche area of practice is data protection and privacy law as it relates to digital business including websites and mobile applications PAIL Solicitors. Read more on PAIL’s Resource Library

If you are still not taking GDPR compliance seriously you need to do so now!

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulations) was the biggest ever shake up to data protection laws, yet many organisations (i.e. businesses, companies, non-profit bodies) are still not properly prepared for them. It covers all types of personal data use including unwanted emails and security.

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Part 36 Offer of Settlement in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC)?

Peter Adediran’s specialist niche area of practice is copyright, trademark and patent disputes and protection relating to digital media including websites and mobile applications PAIL Solicitors. Read more on PAIL’s Resource Library or keep up with the firm on Facebook.

1. Background

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist list of the Intellectual Property List (Chancery Division) which is meant for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The idea is to provide quick affordable access to justice for SMEs. The Intellectual Property List includes three sub-lists: Intellectual Property, Patents Court and the IPEC, and is part of the Business and Property Courts of the High Court. A Part 36 offer is the same whether used in intellectual property or any other type of commercial litigation except that there are different costs rules in IPEC. HM Courts & Tribunals Service provide a detailed guide for businesses, and legal practitioners online on how to take a case to IPEC.

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4 Legal Issues Building Website Mobile Applications in 2018

Although this article relates primarily to mobile apps the solutions it proposes apply to websites and any other digital platform through which you make your online platform and applications available including for mobile, tablet and other smart devices and application program interfaces.

If you still believe in mobile apps as a great business idea for generating revenue, then you may be on to something. Mobile apps may not be as hot today as cryptocurrency; blockchain; AI; drones and other new technologies, but global app revenue increased by 35% in 2017 to almost $60 billion based on Apple’s App Store and Google Play revenues alone, according to a report released on 05 January 2018 from Sensor Tower..

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