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'Background' trade marks may be valid even if never used as registered , UK court rules

Wordless logo trade marks that are never used in isolation can defeat a legal challenge brought on the basis that they have never been used, a UK court has ruled. 16 Oct 2014

Patent box tax break for innovation "does not facilitate profit shifting", says UK Treasury

The UK government will continue to defend its 'patent box' tax break for income from qualifying intellectual property (IP) during discussions to develop a global corporate tax regime, a Treasury official has said. 08 Oct 2014

Academic behind copyright law changes warns that rights holders could lose even more control of content by taking test cases to court

Rights holders could lose even more control over their content if they take cases to court to test new copyright exceptions, the academic whose proposals prompted the new laws has exclusively told  07 Oct 2014

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