Come rain or shine
Mobile App DevelopersLegal Issues15 February 2012Simon Halberstam, Technology Law PartnerKingsley Napley LLP              ...
IPR • Copyright • Trademarks • Domain names                  kingsleynapley.co.uk
Copyright • Original • Expression v idea • Control use – copy, adapt • 70 years from death of author/creation of work     ...
Trademarks •   Registered v Unregistered •   45 classes •   Territory •   Distinctive cf descriptive •   Monopoly •   Pass...
Domain Names• Corporate/Brand Names• TLD - .com, .co.uk, biz, info, mobi, eu, co……..• DRP/Courts – expense• Trademark inte...
Risks • Employee creations • Freelance/service companies • Secure all IPRs in employment contracts   • + restrictive coven...
Rights of Customer • Consider who will own the IPRs • Existing and new IPRs • Assignment or Licence                       ...
Questions Simon Halberstam Technology Law Partner shalberstam@kingsleynapley.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7814 1258                   ...
Their understanding of our business means they offer the bestpossible combination of quality and costChambers UK, A Client...
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  1. 1. Come rain or shine
  2. 2. Mobile App DevelopersLegal Issues15 February 2012Simon Halberstam, Technology Law PartnerKingsley Napley LLP kingsleynapley.co.uk
  3. 3. IPR • Copyright • Trademarks • Domain names kingsleynapley.co.uk
  4. 4. Copyright • Original • Expression v idea • Control use – copy, adapt • 70 years from death of author/creation of work kingsleynapley.co.uk
  5. 5. Trademarks • Registered v Unregistered • 45 classes • Territory • Distinctive cf descriptive • Monopoly • Passing Off kingsleynapley.co.uk
  6. 6. Domain Names• Corporate/Brand Names• TLD - .com, .co.uk, biz, info, mobi, eu, co……..• DRP/Courts – expense• Trademark interaction kingsleynapley.co.uk
  7. 7. Risks • Employee creations • Freelance/service companies • Secure all IPRs in employment contracts • + restrictive covenants • Customer rights • ownership v licence • extent of licence kingsleynapley.co.uk
  8. 8. Rights of Customer • Consider who will own the IPRs • Existing and new IPRs • Assignment or Licence kingsleynapley.co.uk
  9. 9. Questions Simon Halberstam Technology Law Partner shalberstam@kingsleynapley.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7814 1258 kingsleynapley.co.uk
  10. 10. Their understanding of our business means they offer the bestpossible combination of quality and costChambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession kingsleynapley.co.uk

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