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Intellectual Property FAQs

“Asking questions is the first way to begin change” – Kubra Sait

Intellectual Property is one of the most complicated and unique areas of law, with a range of different legislative areas determining rights and responsibilities in the area.

In this section of the website, we present a set of articles answering the most frequently asked questions that we come across on a day to day basis and set out to explain the complicated area of IP in straight-forward terms.

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Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have.     Photo by Arthur Mazi on Unsplash   By Dr Martin Douglas Hendry     Introduction: NFTs  …

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Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have.   Photo by Robert Anasch on Unsplash   By Dr Martin Douglas Hendry       Introduction: trademark a…

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Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have.   Photo by Mike Petrucci on Unsplash To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​…

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Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have.    Photo by Ari Spada on Unsplash To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click…

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    Photo by Garrett Sears on Unsplash Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual…

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Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​   By Todd Bateman  …

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Photo by Jan Antonin Kolar on Unsplash   Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for…

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  Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​ by Dr. Martin Douglas Hendry   NEED…

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  Photo by Pablo Gentile on Unsplash Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​…

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Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​  by Todd Bateman   What is an Invention?  …

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Photo by Phil Desforges on Unsplash   Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​  by…

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Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​  by Dr Martin Douglas Hendry   What is an…

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Photo by Victória Kubiaki on Unsplash Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​by Todd…

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  Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​  by Todd Bateman    …

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  Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​  by Dr Martin Douglas Hendry   What is…

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  Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​   Your Creation…

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  Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​   Brands are more important than ever.…

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  Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​   Introduction   A lot of…

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  Photo by Denny Müller on Unsplash Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​  by…

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Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​  by Dr Martin Douglas Hendry   Is intellectual property…

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Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​  by Todd Bateman   Before the 21st century Inventors…

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Photo by Two Paddles Axe and Leatherwork on Unsplash Disclaimer: This Virtuoso Legal article should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may…

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Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​  by Todd Bateman   What are patent rights and…

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Disclaimer: This Virtuoso Legal article should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have concerning your situation.​    by Todd Bateman   The first step forward…

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Photo by Laura Vinck on Unsplash Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click here.​  by Dr…

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  Disclaimer: This Virtuoso Legal article should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have concerning your situation.​    by Todd Bateman   Introduction   In…

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  Disclaimer: This Virtuoso Legal article should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have concerning your situation.​    by Dr Martin…

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Disclaimer: This Virtuoso Legal article should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult your own solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have concerning your situation.​   WHAT IS A TRADEMARK?   To avoid trademark…

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By Todd Bateman and Dr Martin Douglas Hendry   Innovation, where to begin?   As intellectual property specialists, we help innovative businesses change the landscape every day. Developing an innovation culture within a business helps them best competitors by developing new ways to surprise and delight clients and customers. Whether it is developing new products…

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  Copyright infringement is a common IP dispute that emerges when a creative work that attracts copyright protection is used without the express consent of the copyright holder. A lack of general awareness about copyright, how infringement works, and the increased ease in which it can occur means that a lot of people get caught…

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Securing the right domain name is important for your online business. Domain names now represent key business assets more than ever before. Below is an essential guide to domain names that will help set you up for success. Read on!   What is a domain name?   A domain name is an online address that…

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By Elizabeth Ward and Martin Douglas Hendry   Intellectual property is a key asset within contemporary businesses. With many employees recently being furloughed or leaving businesses; many highly talented people are establishing new ventures or moving elsewhere. It is important that with the big changes that are currently happening, employers, freelancers, employees and ex-employees are…

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  If you are looking for help in identifying and protecting the valuable intellectual property within your business click the button below to get in touch right away. For an introduction on the topic of protecting intellectual property, continue reading this article below.   Get In Touch   WHAT IS Intellectual Property AND WHY PROTECT…

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  What is a Patent?   A patent is a registered intellectual property right to protect an invention for a set period. Patents allow the inventor of the invention to make exclusive use of it and take legal action against anyone who tries to copy or use the invention during that period.   What qualifies…

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Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have. To get in touch with our team for intellectual property support click…

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  What is a design? A "design" can commonly refer to a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is made. The word design can also refer to the resulting designed object in its 3D form.  In the legal sense, a…

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DISCLAIMER: The content within this post is for educational purposes only. Virtuoso Legal does not take any responsibility for those that use this information and waive any liability for any resulting effect on your personal or commercial circumstances. If you are experiencing an issue and need advice, we strongly encourage you to contact a solicitor…

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If you need an IP specialist to help you solve a problem or take advantage of an opportunity now, click the button below to get in touch with our team of experts.     Get Help   What is IP? Intellectual Property (or “IP”) is another name for the intangible assets that are created in…

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  In time, your marks become synonymous with the quality of your products and services. It’s how people differentiate you from your competitors. They can also make you money when you license them for others to use. So it’s important to do what you can to get it right. But what *exactly* makes a great…

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Do you need help with your trademarks? Click the button below to contact our team and get help.   Get Help       What is a trademark? To understand what a trademark is, it is first important to understand how businesses use "signs" in relation to their goods and services. Businesses attach signs to…

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Do you need help with your Copyright? Click the button below to contact our team and get help.   Get Help   ​ What is copyright? Copyright is an unregistered right which protects original creative works. Copyright comes into existence at the point where a novel creative work is made and protects the original characteristics…

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All too often in the news, you hear about companies being “forced to change their name” after receiving a letter from a solicitor, or something similar. As a solicitor, sometimes I wish my pen (or computer keyboard) was actually that powerful! Spoiler alert, it’s not. The short point is this; a letter from a solicitor…

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In the world of online marketing, ownership over a conversation is very lucrative. Because of this, brands now use hashtags to guide engagement with their campaigns. What’s more – they have also started to trademark hashtags to ensure they maintain control! (Although, actually doing this is another thing entirely…) So, trademarking a hashtag may well…

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Let me explain. GIFs as we well know are an image format which has become popular through their use in sharing short repeating animations. GIFs exist within the broader culture of “memes” which are now a staunch part of internet conversation. Alongside memes, GIFs are especially notable in their versatility with their meaning often defined…

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness… It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity… The famous introduction to Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities is noted for it’s contrasts. The juxtapositions at…

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  The franchisee trades under the brand of the franchisor, but operate as their own business. Examples of successful franchises include Subway, McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza and Burger King, where the smaller units cover a specific territory, making profit not just for the individual unit owner, but for the franchisor as well. It’s no coincidence that…

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  DISCLAIMER: The content within this post is for educational purposes only. Virtuoso Legal does not take any responsibility for those that use this information and waive any liability for any resulting effect on your personal or commercial circumstances. If you are experiencing an issue and need advice, we strongly encourage you to contact a…

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DISCLAIMER: The content within this post is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Virtuoso Legal does not take any responsibility for those that use this information and waive any liability for any resulting effect on your personal or commercial circumstances. If you are experiencing an issue and need advice, we strongly encourage you to contact…

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  Foremost, it is important to know that intellectual property is a niche area of law. As such IP is broadly outside the scope of lawyers who do not specialise. IP infringement in particular can be complex for people without a legal education and specialism in IP to understand. Part of the problem is that…

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  On the other hand, types of intangible assets include: Reputation or goodwill; And forms of intellectual property, such as: Unique knowledge and expertise; Inventions; Creative works like musical compositions, written works, video recordings and more Brand assets, logos etc. Original designs And much more In modern businesses, it is typical for company value to…

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