The importance of intellectual property protection is two-fold. On the one hand, it’s about protecting key business assets and on the other, it’s about unlocking and exploiting the value in those assets through activity such as licensing deals.
Amendments to the terms and conditions governing registrations of .uk domain names such as .co.uk and .org.uk will be changed from 4 May, to formalise procedures for suspending domain names used to carry out online crime.
If you don’t know your trade mark from your registration, then your most valuable company asset could be at risk. Louisa Dixon, solicitor at Taylor Vinters, provides some insight.