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Andrew Tibber
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Partner at Temple Bright LLP
Partner at Temple Bright LLP

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Why you could be sued for making threats to sue
Patents, trade marks and designs are valuable intellectual property assets, and the temptation is to act first and think later if the value of those assets is put at risk. However, while firing off a cease and desist letter to distributors and retailers of ...
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Plumb is the keyword: a fruity search advertising dispute
Buying a bath can be a confusing experience at the best of times. This isn't helped by the fact there are 2 bathroom retailers with very similar names: Victorian Plumbing  and Victoria Plum , who have been co-existing since 2001.   To confuse things even fu...
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After Brexit: Part 2 - What Next for IP and Data Protection?
We are now post referendum, and, barring minor miracles, Brexit seems, inevitable.  But while the exact status of the UK's post-Brexit relationship with the EU is yet to be determined, a consensus is emerging about the impact on intellectual property and da...
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Chelsea's Mourinho trade marks - a special brand
As a dedicated follower of both football and IP, I was intrigued by yesterday's reports that a deal between Man United and Mourinho was being held up over "image rights" owned by Chelsea.   This merited further investigation.  It turns out that Chelsea have...
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Why class is NOT permanent for European Union Trade Marks
We previewed changes to the European Union trade mark regime earlier this year in a previous post .   Since 23 March 2016 Community Trade Marks have been known as European Union Trade Marks, or EU Trade Marks for short.  On the same date, changes to the cla...
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Pseudonymise this! The General Data Protection Regulation and what it means for you
After years of negotiations, reforms to EU data protection laws have finally been agreed by the European Parliament, Council and Commission, with the changes likely to be implemented by 2018. According to the European Commission, the reform package will "ma...
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New Year, new trade mark rules
What were your New Year's resolutions? While the rest of us have been mulling over healthier lifestyles or ambitious life goals, Europe's legislature has been focusing on the more mundane topic of trade marks. The European Parliament has recently approved a...
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The bombing of Safe Harbour: what now for data transfers to the US?
The Safe Harbour decision was adopted by the European Commission on 26 July 2000.  It recognised that US companies could  ensure an "adequate level of protection" for data transferred from the European Community to the US by self-certifying to adherence to ...
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Google on the rack for Do Not Track
Google has suffered a double whammy at the hands of the Court of Appeal in a judgment with potentially far-reaching implications for the UK's data protection and privacy landscape. The case concerned Google's controversial use of code in the period between ...
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Can I get access to my software supplier's source code if they go bust?
It can be a problem.  Your software supplier suddenly goes into administration and you are left with legacy software that you can neither support nor maintain because you do not have access to the source code. The common solution to this is to require your ...
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