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How 3D printing is changing the fabric of creative rights

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The technology was on show at London Fashion Week — which raises the issue of design and copyright infringement After London Fashion Week last month, it was the models’ 3D printed footwear and dresses that made headlines. But as 3D printing edges towards the fashion mainstream, presenting exciting new opportunities for manufacturers and designers alike, […]


The brains behind your bricks: Intellectual property and real estate

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Whilst developers, owners and investors keep close tabs on the value of their property portfolios, most neglect to consider the intangible assets that exist within their bricks and mortar. IP rights can come in many forms, including building design, names, nicknames and addresses, all of which need careful safeguarding in this day and age. Eddie Powell and Oliver […]


Commercial agency agreements – Software is ‘goods’, not a service

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A recent decision of the High Court in Software Incubator Ltd v Computer Associates UK Ltd[1] has clarified that software is a good for the purposes of a commercial agency agreement, allowing a commercial agent to claim ‘no fault’ compensation from the software supplier following termination of the agreement. Software Incubator Limited (Software Incubator) signed […]


Collateral warranties: getting the best support!

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Many occupiers still fail to sufficiently protect their interests by ensuring that the appropriate paperwork is in place when construction works are carried out in or adjacent to their premises.  Whilst many defects continue to be identified and remedied when a contractor is on site, significant problems can and do arise with latent or hidden […]