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What is intellectual property law?
The law on intellectual property seeks to protect your rights as a creator/owner of works/products, which can take many forms such as an invention, a written manuscript, a piece of software, a piece of music or a painting, to name but a few examples. It also covers confidential information.
The main intellectual property rights are patents, trade marks, copyright and design rights. Intellectual property law seeks to protect the rights of the creators of products and is an extremely complicated specialist area
How we can help
At Samuels Solicitors, based in Devon, we can advise you on various intellectual property matters which you might need to deal with, including:
- trade mark registrations;
- breaches of confidential information;
- licensing agreements;
- “passing off” issues;
- issues under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988;
- remedies for the enforcement of intellectual property rights;
- issues concerning confidential information, breaches, position of employees, remedies and defences; and
- issues under the Patent Act 1977.
Trade marks, copyright and computer related copyright issues have become increasing important in recent years, as companies invest more each year in developing brands and other material covered by this increasingly technical subject. Increasing importance is now placed on international protection on intellectual property issues.
Has someone infringed your intellectual property?
If someone is using something that you have created, without your permission, then it is likely that your intellectual property rights have been infringed. Perhaps you have been accused of infringing some else's intellectual property rights.
We will be happy to discuss the options available to you in a free initial consultation.
Contact us by email or telephone today to find out how we can help.
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The long running case between Nestle and Cadburys still rumbles on28/08/2018
A photographer has successfully claimed against a school for using one of his images on their website.22/08/2018
Which court should you sue in for copyright infringement? A new ruling from the European Court of Justice clarifies the position, in a claim relating to photos posted online.22/04/2015