Some common misconceptions include the belief that copyright can protect ideas, and that a company name registration gives rights in a brand. Many practical considerations exist around patent rights.
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A recent judgement of the English Court of Appeal may have opened the floodgates for claims of compensation following breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) which resulted in emotional distress to an individual, but didn't cause financial loss.
With less than a month to go to the general election and with all political parties in full election mode we now have some idea of what to expect, depending on who comes into power (and the parties sticking to their manifestos...), after May's general election.
The Bankruptcy & Debt Advice (Scotland) Act 2014 came into force today on 1 April 2015, introducing, in the Scottish Government's own words, "one of the most modern systems of debt advice and debt management in the world."
It's the holiday season again, thank goodness, and for most people that will hopefully mean a relaxing break from work – with a trip abroad if you are fortunate.