IP law in the UK has a component which we are all familiar with: copyright law. Currently, copyright law in the UK mostly stems from the Copyrights, Designs, and Patents Act 1998 – and it’s crucial for you, whether you are a musician, writer, artist or an original producer of anything else – that your content is protected.
There are two sides to copyright law: the protection of your intellectual property, and the fair use of others’ intellectual property. Sterling Law can provide expert assistance with both aspects of the law. Protecting your intellectual property means us helping you navigate the more complex parts of copyright law, as well as making sure what you wish to copyright is as clear as possible, to give you a fighting chance if your work is used unfairly. If someone tries to copy your work, pass it off as their own, or broadcast it to others without your consent, you want a team of experienced IP lawyers to help you get the most out of your protections.
Unfortunately, copyright law can also be complex to deal with for genuine reviewers, researchers, critics, parodists, and academics. Sometimes, you may be threatened with a lawsuit even if the law is on your side – and you need to fight this off to ensure you are compensated fairly for this type of overreach. Honest mistakes are also possible by the claimant – but you need to make sure that you are not hurt by this mistake. Sterling Law will advise you on the correct actions to take, what rights you have, and how to pursue your case to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved. For expert advice and assistance, come to Sterling Law.CONSULTATION
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IP law has two sides to it: contentious and non-contentious IP. It is important ensure your intellectual property is marked as yours as clearly as possible, and that, in case of infringement – such as someone stealing your graphics, ideas, or branding – you are able to respond quickly and make use of all the resources available that the law provides you with. One of the most effective, and important, ways for you to protect your IP is through patent law, which our team is experienced and capable in.Read more
As a business, trade secrets are likely THE most important thing for you to protect. Firstly, let’s explain what a trade secret is and why it may be important for your business to register as having them.Read more
A common question is what is the difference between a trademark and copyright? Is my logo trademarkable or copyrightable? If you want to protect your brand’s logo, it’s important to understand the difference.Read more
Design rights is one of the most complex areas of IP law – particularly because what may appear to obviously apply as a design right may be a patent, or vice versa. Not separating these two correctly can cost time and money, and this is why you need a team of experts to help you understand your choices and how to obtain design rights.Read more
Our immigration team achieved great success in representing a client in her appeal against the Home Office’s decision to refuse issuance of the Residence Card as an extended family member of an EEA national.
Our client, a Ukrainian national entered the UK as a Family Permit holder and was residing in the UK as an extended family member of an EEA national (her father-in-law was Portuguese). Our client lived with her husband and son, whose residence in the UK was also dependent on the same EEA national.
Excellent news; adult dependent relative appeal allowed by the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)!
Our client, an Indian national, came to the UK with her husband lawfully to visit their son and grandchildren, who are British nationals. Sadly, her husband passed away suddenly while they were in the UK. Our client had a history of dementia with Parkinson’s disease along with anxiety and depression, which made her return to India unachievable.
If you have been granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the past few years, you will probably have been issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) with an expiry date of 31 December 2024.
From 1 January 2020, applicants who are granted five years limited leave to remain have also started to receive BRP’s endorsed with an expiry date of 31 December 2024.