BIICL guidance for contractual disputes

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The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) have released its third note in its ‘Breathing Space’ series. Its first note expressed a concern that the courts could be overwhelmed with a surge of litigation and arbitration due to parties strictly enforcing their legal rights in response to the current pandemic, which could disrupt […]

Do you direct your marketing at other businesses?

Although most marketing is directed at consumers, a large amount is directed at other businesses. The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008 (BPR) are the business equivalent to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPR) and they have some common elements. The BPR prohibits advertising which misleads traders. Regulation 3 states advertising […]

What is the internet of things?

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The internet of things (IOT) has been defined as a, ‘system consisting of networks of sensors, actuators and smart objects whose purpose is to interconnect all things.’ The IOT are the most significant developing technologies in recent years. Current applications of the IOT include: The Health sectors – monitoring patients. Agricultural – using drones and […]

Can you use military insignia, logos, and badges on a website?

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Ministry of defence (MOD) insignia is protected by Crown copyright, with the majority is also protected by trade mark and/or design registration. Badges, crests, arms, logos, and banners fall under the term insignia. The Defence Intellectual Property Rights (DIPR) department is responsible for managing the licensing of the majority of MOD Crown copyright material. Legal […]