UK Online Defamation Lawyer Explains EU Jurisdiction

UK online defamation lawyer explains the starting point for issues regarding jurisdiction in online defamation cases. The author is a specialist in online defamation cases including obtaining effective injunctions, litigating for damages and pre-action disclosure applications across all social media platforms. He can be contacted on 0207 305 7491 or at support@pailsolicitors.co.uk.

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Trademark litigation

Two of the most important aspects of trademark litigation are reputation and confusion. Thsi is because almost every trademark litigation will involve some kind of dispute about either reputation or confusion or both.

That makes surveys a very important element that can influence the outcome of a trademark litigation suit. Trade mark surveys are complex and typically require an expert survey team. However here are 10 tips to bear in mind when conducting a trademark litigation survey.

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Court litigation

Have you received a Claim Form (Form N1) or a a Part 8 Claim form (N208) claiming product liability negligence or breach of contract relating to your website terms and conditions or requesting the disclosure of an IP address or customer information? Alternatively, you may wish to bring a claim for breach of contract, online defamation of character or online harassment. Here are 5 useful tips if you are ever involved in civil litigation.

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Contract breach lawsuits

Contract breach lawsuits

Contract breach lawsuits where there is a contract and the clauses are enforceable

What is a contract?

A contract is an agreement between individual(s) or organisation(s) (the “Parties”) that sets out the benefits and responsibilities of the Parties between themselves.

What are contract breach lawsuist?

Company A wants to install a completely new computer network system and approaches Company B to supply and maintain the new system. After a number of meetings, someone at Company A signs a quotation attached to an agreement to supply and maintain the new system. The quotation says that Company A shall make 4 instalments of £250,000 each to Company B as payment for the supply and maintenance of the new computer system. Company A then realises that they could have got a much better deal elsewhere and wish to cancel the contract with Company B. Company A writes to Company B refusing to pay, saying that the contract is cancelled because of, amongst other things, the cooling off provisions of the distance selling regulations.

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Comments on the Digital Economy Act 2010

The digital economy act 2010 and the debate about moral concerns and the copyright wars continue to be hotly argued. One side says the recent expansion of rights and remedies to copyright holders is grotesque and disproportionate and worst of all, it will stifle innovation. The other side, who are trying to assert their rights, are saying that efficient copyright laws are needed to deal with a shift in the ever evolving paradigm of accessing and distributing copyright material. I prefer the latter view. Efficient regulation and legislation is clearly in the public good.

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Design Rights

Two recent interesting cases in the Patents County Court are worth noting by design copyright infringement lawyers because they expand on the issues of: sub-conscious copying; access and similarity, which arise almost routinely in copyright actions. They are Michael Mitchell and British Broadcasting Corporation [2011] EWPCC 42 before His Honour Judge Birss QC and (1) Paul Hodgson (2) Michael Jarvie (Claimants) and (1) Andrew Isaac (2) Notting Hill Studios Ltd (Defendants) before His Honour Judge Birss QC [2011] EWPCC 42. Both actions were for copyright infringement. And in both cases there were litigants in person. Mitchell represented himself and Andrew Isaac represented himself and the other defendant.

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Book Adaptation

Book Adaptation Copyright Lawyers

PAIL® Solicitors specialist book adaptation copyright lawyers review the unauthorised adaptation of a copyright protected book to a screenplay

(1) Paul Hodgson (2) Michael Jarvie (Claimants) and (1) Andrew Isaac (2) Notting Hill Studios Ltd (Defendants) before His Honour Judge Birss QC [2011] EWPCC 42.

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