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 …

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 …

Small Business IP Matters

Intellectual Property and Small Businesses. It is actually worth registering IP if it is prohibitively expensive and time consuming to enforce. Read More …

TRADEMARK HIJACKINGS

Reputation Management: Is your brand being “hijacked” and used by a 3rd Party as a search engine term? Following a landmark European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision in the “Google AdWords” case (Google France SARL, Google Inc. (C-236/08 to C-238/08), 23 March 2010), we would strongly advise you to find out. Read More …