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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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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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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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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Do’s and Don’ts of Website Terms and Conditions Writing

Let me ask you a question that’s critical to your success as a small business. Do you know what NOT to do when writing your website terms of business?

We receive several complaints from small e-commerce businesses that their terms and conditions are challenged continually by customers, particularly on lead times, estimates, extensions, and returns.

There is an understandable view that e-commerce legislation is a bureaucratic box checking exercise which gets in the way of maximising profits. They could also be viewed as an opportunity to increase customer confidence in your business.

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Brexit – UK’s Internet legal landscape following EU exit

The following article is a high level view of the consequences of Brexit from a legal perspective as it relates to Internet related business.
Background

At the outset there is only one thing for certain and that is that the legal position after Brexit does not have to be uncertain. Indeed, it is possible to extrapolate which laws will fall away and what will be left in place as this will largely depend on what type of post-Brexit model is adopted by the UK. With this in mind the background position regarding Brexit so far is as follows.

The EU is governed by (1) The Treaty of the European Union (TEU); and (2) The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) (the “EU Treaties”). The referendum does not mean that the UK has automatically left the EU. Article 50 of the TEU sets out the necessary mechanisms for the UK’s departure. It provides that:

i) A Member State may leave within two years of notifying the European Council (the Council) of its intention to withdraw from the EU. There is a negotiation process for the withdrawal and future working relationship with the EU Art 50(2)(b);

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Accepting Website Terms

Accepting website terms is often overlooked by business owners although every serious Internet business owner knows that they must have website terms and conditions of business. here is not much point having well thought out and drafted bespoke website terms without dealing with accepting website terms.

The case of Orvec International Limited v. Linfoots Limited is a very good case in point. Heard on the 06th May 2014, judgment was handed down on the 18 June 2014 by HH Judge Hacon.

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