Intellectual Property

Trademark Protection: 5 Steps to Protect Your Business’ Name and Logo

You will find goodwill and business reputation, and therefore customer patronage, connected with the name and logo mark of an established, well-marketed business. Branding and get-up can differentiate your business identity from others in your market segment. With that in mind, we offer 5 tips for small businesses as follows. Register your business name with …

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Copyright Infringement – What Can You Do When Someone Infringes your IP?

A vast amount of US-owned ‘intellectual property’ has been shamelessly plundered in some countries. US movies and music etc. are regularly pirated or bootlegged, and can result in jail time for copyright infringement as a criminal activity like in a high-profile case of 23 October 2017.1 But that’s not the main problem facing most small business owners. …

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What to do about Copies, Rip-offs and Counterfeits: ‘Passing off’ and other legal remedies

What is ‘passing off’? A passing-off action is typically a complaint by one trader against a rival trader that the rival trader has engaged in conduct likely to mislead or deceive consumers of goods into thinking that those goods are sourced from, derived from, associated with, or sponsored by the complainant trader (i.e. your business), …

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