The Cost of a “Facebook” Libel

An interesting case in this week’s news about a woman who accused her ex-husband of “trying to kill her” on Facebook, who lost both a High Court libel case in 2016 and more recently, an appeal against that verdict, has been left with a legal bill estimated to be £200,000. The story of Nicola Stocker Read More …

Christian Louboutin’s Trademark Journey Continues – World IP Review

Corporate Partner, Jonathan Abrams was quoted in the World IP Review today about the ongoing Christian Louboutin Trade Mark case. Here is the article (link can be found below): Louboutin’s trademark journey continues On Tuesday, WIPR reported that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) began hearing arguments over whether Christian Louboutin can Read More …

QUALCOMM V BROADCOM – THE VALUE OF IP ASSETS

The media has been scattered recently with reports surrounding the unsolicited bid of $103 billion for Qualcomm Inc, made by Broadcom Ltd. The companies are competitors in the mobile device chipmaking industry; manufacturing and supplying these components to international computer and telecommunication companies. There is substantial scrutiny around the prospective takeover as, should the offer Read More …

ARE YOU GDPR-READY? (GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION)

Businesses in Europe and beyond are preparing – or at least they should be preparing – for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force from 25 May 2018. Who Does It Affect? The GDPR applies to EU based companies and companies that collect data of EU citizens (known as Personally Identifyable Information Read More …

The Business Show 2016

As part of their drive to develop and build on its growing Business Services Department, Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP took a stand at The Business Show 2016 on 11th and 12th May at the Excel Arena in London. The firm was represented on both days by Jonathan Abrams, Partner and Head of Corporate Law Services, Read More …

Brand Protection: Defamation

THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE MARCH QUARTER EDITION OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAGAZINE Defamation is a publication to a third party of an untrue statement against a reputation exposing the claimant to hatred, contempt or ridicule in the eyes of right thinking members of society. It is governed by common law and Read More …

Biz Tips #1: Protecting Ideas

Let’s start at the beginning: You have an idea. You need to protect that idea. The “legal” term for an expression of an idea or concept is Intellectual Property (I.P. for short). I.P. might be a logo, an invention, a design, a song or another intellectual creation. I.P. in a business includes your brand identity Read More …

Media Law Question

How do I locate a copyright owner if I want to use the work? If you want to use another person’s material which is still protected by copyright, and if there is no exception to copyright which covers the situation, you need to seek the permission of the right holder. You may therefore need to Read More …

Trade Mark Renewal Question

How to check if my UK trade mark is due for renewal? If you know the trade mark number, the proprietor name or just the trade mark itself, you can use the Intellectual Property Office’s (IPO) online search tool to find the relevant trade mark details. The IPO will write to remind you 3 months before Read More …