Copyright is a form of property subsisting in literary, musical, dramatic and artistic works, as well as sound recordings, films, broadcasts, cable programmes and published editions.
A trade mark can be any sign capable of graphic representation which can distinguish the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises.
Whilst artistic works may be the subject of copyright, objects which are to be exploited industrially are subject instead to protection through design right or the registered design system.
Essentially, it thwarts traders who make misrepresentations that damage the ‘goodwill’ or reputation of the plaintiff in a way which is likely to cause confusion, material loss or other forms of damage.
Pactum Law can assist in the establishment and development of e-businesses by helping to ensure compliance with the disparate rules and regulations pertaining to online contracting.
Outsourcing involves the passing of an in-house function from a business to an external organisation. This typically comprises the transfer of the whole of an existing department, such as catering, security, payroll or IT/ telecoms.
As e-commerce continues to grow, domain names are increasingly regarded as an integral part of a business’s brand signature, and so can be quite sought after.
The Data Protection Acts of 1984 and 1998 derive from a Council of Europe Convention and apply to any entity which collects data on individuals by which such individuals can be identified.