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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Liability Win For Our Client on Use of Competitor’s Trademark on Google Ads

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 in the battle of London fibrous plaster builders

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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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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How to defend digital copyright claims (what claimants and defendants can learn)?

How to defend digital copyright claims (what claimants and defendants can learn)?

The author is a UK qualified and fully licensed current practicing solicitor specialising in intellectual property cases and digital technology. His book A Business Guide to Business Law and the Internet published in 2002 has a whole chapter dedicated to Internet related copyright

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How To Make Effective Use Of Requests for further information – CPR Part 18?

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. What is a Part 18 request for further information?

1.1 A Part 18 requests for further information (RFI) is one of the tools in a litigators armoury in which to advance its claim, defence or counterclaim. It is a procedure in civil litigation used to get a better understanding of the case being made by the party receiving the request. It is called Part 18 RFI because that is the number where you can find the rules for this procedure in the White Book Civil Procedure Rules, the bible for UK litigation practitioners. The White Book is updated every year. You can also find the Civil Procedure Rules online.

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Are directors personally liable for copyright infringement?

The author is a UK qualified and fully licensed current practicing solicitor specialising in intellectual property cases and digital technology. He is currently a Judicial Work Shadow Candidate for the Intellectual Property Tribunal

What is corporate veil?

The general legal rule for copyright infringement liability is that a company is a separate legal person from its directors. Generally, an act of the company is not necessarily an act of its directors personally. This is the case no matter how small the company is or how much the directors micro-manage the affairs of the company. As a separate legal entity, the private limited liability company is solely responsible for its liabilities and debts – the so called “corporate veil principle”.

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Damages for website product catalogues in IPEC cases

IPEC is a court forum designed to make it cheaper faster and simpler to dispense with intellectual property cases for SMEs’. The costs are capped at £50,000.00 and the value of cases are capped at £500,000.00 although this can be waived. Note also that the costs cap of £50,000.00 can be waived where there is a part 36 offer – PPL v Hagan [2016] EWHC 3076 (IPEC) (30 November 2016).

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Apple’s New Mobile App Design Guidelines

Following WWDC 2017 on 05th June 2017, Apple published a new version of the App Store Review Guidelines. The App Store Guidelines are always receiving minor updates but these changes include totally new rules as well as minor changes in style.

The new App Store Review Guidelines reads more like a conversation than a formal set of rules. In-fact it is quite fun to read.

The following is light-hearted:

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Life cycle of a digital tech business: how to take your start-up to corporate success?

The author Peter Adediran is a UK qualified and fully licensed current practising solicitor specialising in mobile applications and ecommerce related B2B and B2B2C start-ups and later stage SME growth. His areas of expertise include using intellectual property to add to business value, and drafting growth and exit focused commercial agreements. His breadth of experience over 18 years includes more than a 100 start-ups worth over $100 million

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