With the help of entrepreneur James Dyson, the government has set out plans for virtual markers on intellectual property, which would mean that infringers cannot claim that they did not known a particular design was protected.
Sainsbury's is facing legal action from four female shopfloor workers who claim they are paid less than men positioned in roles of the same value.
Nominet has ruled that a Berkshire-based fancy dress shop has until 21 July to hand over its Star Wars domain names to Disney after it lost a legal battle.
Religious discrimination legislation has been in place in the UK since 2003. However, a survey by the Equality and Human Right Commission revealed that these laws are confusing workers and employers alike – so we collected a sample of cases to explain the basics.
A patent application from 2007, the year the first iPhone launched, describes a system for purchasing items at a retailer with a wireless device. Apple has come a long way since then and, with Barclays' bPay, Venmo and PayPal constantly amping up the online payments competition, it has done a whole lot of patenting to stay in the game.
Rubik's Brand has been of many firms suing the European Court for delays – complaining that pirate cubes were continuing to be sold. Chartered patent attorney Thomas Prock explains why the legal system isn't an impediment to protecting innovations and which is the best strategy to adopt in preparation.
The popularity of online shopping is showing no signs of slowing down. However, in this expanding digital world, the risks facing brands and businesses due to the anonymous, instantaneous and open nature of the internet are also growing.
Disability in the workplace is certainly a tricky issue for employers to approach. However, retaining a common sense outlook on any issues arising from an employee's health can help you to make decisions as you move forward.
Business owners have to navigate a number of obstacles: the recent court fee increase, for example, imposes upfront costs of £10,000 on a claim of £200,000. Professional negligence claims are particularly difficult to pursue, however, because your opponent – who, as an individual, should theoretically be easier to take on than an organisation – has a habit of changing mid-bout.
Despite Deadmau5 having already trademarked its mouse helmet in 30 different countries, Disney tried to block the DJ when he approached the US Patent and Trademark Office. After a lengthy lawsuit and Twitter remarks, however, the two have come to an agreement.
Labour politician Chi Onwurah, who has worked for 20 years in a male-dominated sector as a chartered electrical engineer, said the mayor of London made a mistake in defending comments made by Nobel laureate Tim Hunt.
In theory, we aspire to originality, but we often tend to mirror those we admire most. While this is no different for businesses, the latest trademark battle has highlighted that some business owners merely hold personal grudges and don't want others to perform better.