Data Protection breach risk

ICO Fines NHS Surrey In July, the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) fined NHS Surrey £200,000 as a result of NHS Surrey providing at least 1,570 computers with hard drives containing personal data to a contractor for erasure/destruction without properly monitoring the contractor.  The contractor was permitted to sell on the computer hardware after having…

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Damages for passing off

Carry on Camping   The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (“IPEC”) recently handed down a judgment in relation to the assessment of damages in a passing off case. The Claimant in this matter purchased a camping business called “Doone Valley Holidays” (“DVH”) from the Defendant. As part of the purchase the Claimant bought the business, the…

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Dodging Grenades

When identifying who to sue for intellectual property infringement, generally the company infringing the intellectual property rights is named as a defendant in the infringement action and not the directors individually as a joint tortfeasor (joint infringer). However, a recent decision of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has indicated that in certain circumstances it may…

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