Edition 69, December 2012
Writers have a close relationship with copyright law, whether they like it or not. Copyright and author are joined at the moment of creation because in the UK, unlike the USA for example, there is no copyright register.
It’s almost 18 months since Brand-i launched in the UK. A novel idea thought up by a Trading Standards officer who spotted a gap for improving consumer access to authorized online stockists of key counterfeited goods.
In Europe registering software as a copyright is a relatively uncommon practice, with only few EU member states providing copyright registration. Instead, evidence to prove authorship is usually sufficient to enforce IPR ownership.
FAST brought the fight against software piracy to the West Midlands with its successful Software - Stay Legal campaign on 11 October.
A consultation has been launched which seeks views on proposed changes to the Patents Act 1977.
One of the key responsibilities of any business owner is to set goals, for themselves, for their business and for their team members.
Another batch of IP related stories which have attracted media attention over the past month.
Frequently asked questions about IP issues and strategies.