Online Piracy

Copyright is very basically the right to stop somebody else copying another person`s creative work. It is an exclusive right which belongs only to the owner of the creative work. The term `piracy`, as it applies to copyright infringement, is a colloquialism that was used historically to describe copyright infringement. The person stealing the creative work belonging to another was termed a `pirate`. Therefore the stealing on the internet of copyright work that belongs to another is colloquially known as `Online Piracy`. Copyright infringement is the same thing as `Online Piracy`; it’s just the formal way to describe the theft of another person`s creative work.

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Keywords trade mark infringement

keywords trade mark infringement

Keywords trade mark infringement – The interflora case is reviewed in this article.

On the 12 August 2009 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales referred the case of:

Interflora Inc, Interflora British Unit v Marks & Spencer plc, Flowers Direct Online Limited to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg (ECJ)

for a preliminary ruling, case C-323/09.

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Brands

From the beginning of modern European civilization the names of royals, aristocrats & politicians, have embodied a heightened perception of honour, importance and/or sense of purpose. Heroes like Alexander, became known as Alexander the Great, and instead of the less noble sounding name of Robert the Devil, Robert I, was popularly known as Robert the Magnificent. In turn Robert`s son was later known as William the Conqueror, as opposed to the less attractive name of William the Bastard. Celebrities now include female & male entertainers, as well as royals, aristocrats & politicians, reflecting the dramatic political, social and economic change of the twentieth century.

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Fashion Modelling Agreements

Most clients try to cobble together precedents, that they find on the Internet, of modelling agreements. This appears sensible as it is far cheaper than paying a solicitor. The trouble with the template agreements you find online is that they are almost completely useless. They just do not reflect the commercial drivers nor do they deal adequately with basic contractual principles.

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Domain name protection

Domain name protection lawyers give guidance on domain name disputes

The point of a trade mark

The point of a trade mark is to identify the origin of a product or service and the cornerstone of liability is confusion. Unlike in the US, in UK law a trade mark cannot be infringed by dilution only; there must be an element of confusion. Generally, a holder of a domain name and the holder of a trade mark to that name can have equal entitlement to that name (except when the brand name is so established that a domain name is no longer just an address).

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