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News Category: Intellectual property

  • 12 October 2017

    The liability of a freehold owner where a visitor suffers fatal injuries

    In the recent case of Dodd v Raebarn Estates Ltd and others (2017), the Court of Appeal considered whether a freeholder, who was the landlord of a headlease, could be held liable under the Defective Premises Act 1972 (“the DPA”) when a visitor fell down the stairs and suffered fatal head injuries. Read more

  • 3 February 2017

    Sky Successfully Defends Itself Against Allegations of Copying

    In the recent case the Court of Appeal ruled ruling that Sky Broadcasting had not misused confidential information relating to the format of a television talent show. Read more

  • 29 January 2016

    Turning Intellectual Property Into Cash

    There are two main ways in which intellectual property (IP) can be used to generate an income; licensing and assigning. Read more

  • 18 May 2015

    Using confidential information in a new job

    The law provides protection for a business’ confidential information. This protection is often strengthened through formal confidentiality provisions in contracts or specific non-disclosure agreements. However, there can often be considerable uncertainty as to whether knowledge that an employee develops is confidential information protected in law, or whether it is the employee's own knowledge that he is free to exploit elsewhere after his employment. Read more

  • 29 April 2015

    New rights to use copyright works

    Copyright protects original literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and other works such as software. Copyright comes into existence on the creation of a work with no requirement for registration or other process by the author. Read more

  • 29 April 2015

    Steeles Law to co-host Tech Industry Breakfasts with ip21

    The commercial team at Steeles is looking forward to co-hosting two Tech Industry Breakfasts, together with specialist intellectual property company ip21. Read more

  • 27 May 2014

    Consumer Contracts: New Developments

    The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (“the Regulations”) will come into force and apply to all contracts entered into on or after 13 June 2014. Read more