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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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  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 to be…

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  Introduction Businesses today are continually creating a host of new content for a variety of purposes. Whether it's: news posts blogs emails social media posts physical marketing collateral like leaflets and booklets   Any business worth its salt wants these pieces of content to look great. And a big part of that is adding some…

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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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IP Disputes

Do you need help with copyright infringement? Click the button below to contact our team and solve your problem today.   Solve your problem   What is Copyright? Copyright is an unregistered right which protects original creative works. Copyright comes into existence at the point where an original creative work is made. Copyright protects the…

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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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Brand protection

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

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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 of…

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IP Disputes

The same goes for IP. IP, being what it is, can be the lifeblood of businesses. Whether it’s: Core brand elements (logos, slogans, get-up, brand names) Creative outputs (images, music, websites, written material, videos…) Inventions (secret technology, formulations and processes…) Unique know-how (client lists, supplier lists, critical business info…) Designs (original 2D and 3D designs…)…

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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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Brand protection

We must admit, £4,000 does seem a large number to us. However, also we have extensive experience in helping people with DIY trade mark registrations. Indeed, we’ve covered some of the pitfalls of self-registering in previous blogs. In short, it is often disastrous. Do you need help in trade marks for your business? then get…

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IP Disputes

The answer in most cases is likely: yes. But there are many different reasons why! Without further preamble: here are 10 reasons if you’re in business, you need (or will need) a trade mark. Do you need help in trade marks for your brand and business?, then get in touch by clicking the button below.…

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Brand protection

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 trade mark hashtags to ensure they maintain control! (Although, actually doing this is another thing entirely…) So, trade marking a hashtag…

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IP Disputes

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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IP Commercialisation

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 these…

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IP Disputes

  What is a trade mark? Trade marks ("trademark" is the US spelling) tell people: Where marked goods or services have come from The quality expected of the goods and services That these goods and services are not made by competitors or that they originate from unofficial sources For example; a pair of Nike trainers…

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IP Disputes

Intellectual property (commonly known as IP), applies to creations of the mind and encompasses a variety of forms including, inventions, literary works, artistic works, designs, symbols, names and images used in commerce. Virtuoso Legal is a team of highly-trained copyright lawyers that can help you with any enquiries. If you have any intellectual property, it…

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IP Disputes

  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 good will; 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…

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