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18.05.2017

Conservative Manifesto and the Creative Industries

tl_files/2017/tory.jpgThe Conservatives have now published their long awaited manifesto, which can be read here

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17.05.2017

Fiesta Studios Ltd Halt Sale Of Infringing Goods Following Spring Fair

tl_files/2017/Fiesta Studio Logo.jpgAnti Copying in Design (ACID) members Fiesta Studios Limited, leading distributors of artistic giftware, have successfully resolved a copyright dispute arising from this year’s Spring Fair over the sale of infringing goods through ACID, assisted by their legal affiliate, McDaniel & Co.

 

 

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17.05.2017

Labour Manifesto And The Creative Industries

tl_files/2017/Labour Manifesto CP.jpgThe Labour Party has now launched its election manifesto, which you can read online here. In terms of relevance to the creative industries the manifesto makes the following key pledges. 

 

 

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15.05.2017

Last Week in Parliament

tl_files/2017/CP - Parliament Image 2017.jpgThe week started with the election of French President Emmanuel Macron, a pro-European who has previously dubbed Brexit “a crime”, leading to various political commentators to suggest his election could spell trouble for smooth Brexit negotiations in Brussels.  However, with plenty of other fish to fry domestically (the economy, national security, bridging divisions highlighted by the election), Brexit is likely to be low down on his list of priorities.  Macron is to be inaugurated on Sunday.  

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12.05.2017

Dr Tony Smart, MBE Installed As New Master Of The Furniture Makers Company

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The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, is delighted to announce that Dr Tony Smart MBE has been installed as its 56th Master, succeeding Ben Burbidge.

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10.05.2017

Unjustified Threats Explained

tl_files/2017/Unjustified threats CP.jpgThe IP (Unjustified Threats) Act came into law on 27 April following Royal Assent.  As you are may be aware, the Bill was to amend the law relating to unjustified threats to bring proceedings for infringement of patents, registered trade marks, rights in registered designs, design right or Community designs. Following our initial announcement last week according to Kelly Hudson, one of our long standing legal affiliates from McDaniels Law, there is a little more clarity with the new statutory test but beyond that not much has changed. 

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08.05.2017

Last Week in Parliament


tl_files/2016/parliament swoosh.jpgThe IP (Unjustified Threats) Act came into law on 27 April following Royal Assent.  As you are aware, the Bill was to amend the law relating to unjustified threats to bring proceedings for infringement of patents, registered trade marks, rights in registered designs, design right or Community designs.

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04.05.2017

Line up for Furniture Makers’ Apprenticeship Levy conference announced

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The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, has organised a packed line-up of expert speakers for its one-day conference that will focus on the Apprenticeship Levy.

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02.05.2017

3D Printing – The Next Five Years

tl_files/2017/Gun CP.jpgJOHN HORNICK an IP litigator at Finnegan, one of the world’s largest IP law firms tells 3D Printing Industry News in his latest article his views on machines, design, materials, bio printing, IP and crime.

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02.05.2017

Last Week in Parliament

tl_files/2017/CP - Parliament Image 2017.jpgLast week, the General Election campaign has well and truly kicked off with numerous visits across the country, parties struggling to find candidates for even the safest of seats, the term ‘Coalition of Chaos’ uttered more times than anyone would care to count, campaign pledge gimmicks, the term ‘Mugwump’ used, more surprising MP resignations and some candidate selections sorted.

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