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Software Licences and the US First Sale Doctrine – Psystar judgment handed down

Key to Apple’s surging popularity have been the ease of use of its products and software, and seamless integration between its devices and services. Arguably unique in the personal computer industry, Apple exercises strict controls over every element of its product line.  This control over both the hardware and software used in its computers, peripherals [...]

Why Every Business Needs an Intellectual Property Strategy

Nowadays there is increasing awareness about the value of “intellectual property” and brands.  Yet “intellectual property” is a term that alienates many people because they don’t understand what it means or how it applies to them.  According to IP Asset Maximizer, more than 50 % of corporate value today lies in the form of intangible [...]

Stay Vigilant: Limitation Periods and Copyright Infringement

Copyright offers crucial protection to individuals and businesses alike enabling them to own and exploit their creative works.  This might include photographs, articles, software, website designs, films, music and a range of other forms of creative expression.  Copyright law allows authors to claim compensation when their work is copied without authorisation, but a critical issue [...]

Georgia-Pacific and Kimberly-Clark: Quilted Designs and Functional Trade Marks

Intellectual property is the cornerstone of many modern businesses, and the law offers various mechanisms to safeguard know how, creativity, ingenuity and investment in reputation and marketing.  A significant complexity when it comes to securing rights is deciding which means of protection is/are appropriate.  An important factor in such a decision is the nature of [...]

Software Licences and the US First Sale Doctrine – Psystar judgment handed down

Key to Apple’s surging popularity have been the ease of use of its products and software, and seamless integration between its devices and services. Arguably unique in the personal computer industry, Apple exercises strict controls over every element of its product line.  This control over both the hardware and software used in its computers, peripherals [...]

The Simplest Way to Lose Weight Fast

These days, the health sector provides several types of diet programs, pills, and in some cases fitness equipment that promise you to lose weight faster. But nevertheless, there are many easy ways to lose weight faster. It is advisable that one should note that taking frequent meals with a nutritious and healthy diet is extremely [...]

Software Patents and 1-Click Shopping

Websites, iPad apps, accounting systems, and the software running on your home wireless router are all the result of an often considerable investment of time, money, skill and effort.  In return, their creators are typically rewarded with a bundle of intellectual property rights.  One of the most important of these is copyright, which protects the [...]

Top Rated Vacuum Cleaners 2011

One of the top-rated vacuum cleaners 2011, it has a 15-inch cleaning path suitable for super fast vacuuming. Moreover, the WidePath also cleans indoor air while you vacuum. One of the top-rated vacuum cleaners 2011, the Hoover Tempo Widepath Upright Vacuum, Bagged, U5140-900 is a powerful, 12 amp motor that provides enough suction and leaves [...]

Google Instant Search – Fast and Fatal!

Last year, Google introduced its ‘Google Instant Search’, a new feature that displays suggested results as soon as you start typing your search phrase.  The service also sports improved ‘predictive’ search queries – much like predictive text on mobile phones – for example when you start to type ‘Apple’ into Google, it may suggest ‘apple [...]

#TweetingLegals September Tweet Up

Thank you to all those who took the time to complete a survey on twtpoll on your experience of the 15 August tweet up. We received some excellent feedback from those who attended, but the survey is no longer available to detail here.  The results indicated you felt the organisation and the running of the [...]