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IP on Board – Protecting Creativity in the Auto Industry

The auto industry is rich in IP. Trade marks protect all-important brand names, logos and taglines. Registered designs protect things like trade dress, upholstery patterns and the shape and design of wheels and other car parts. Patents protect various technologies and technological improvement in areas such as connectivity, locking, intelligent braking, reversing and steering and…

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How IP and copyright can affect your business, regardless of what industry you are in

People sometimes make the mistake of thinking that Intellectual Property Law is not something which directly concerns them. You would usually associate IP with the creative industries such as music, fashion, art, film etc. or life sciences and technology. However, IP considerations find their way into nearly every industry – and especially in cases where…

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Blockchain in media royalties

Blockchain is the latest buzzword on everyone’s lips and it’s not hard to see why; the technology has the potential to completely change how we create, secure and transfer intangible property ranging from money and insurance to contracts and IP. We deal with a number of clients in the media sector and of particular interest…

Olympic Athlete Sponsorship Deals and Rule 40

The International Olympic Committee (“IOC”) have relaxed the ban on Olympic athletes lending their name, image or likeness to advertising campaigns around the Olympic Games. The IOC strictly govern advertising and sponsorship around the Olympic Games to prevent over-commercialisation of the Games, promote the focus on an athlete’s performance and, potentially most importantly, protect the…