Intellectual property

Supreme Court rules in favour of inventor in Unilever diabetes case

The UK’s highest court has awarded £2m compensation to a scientist over technology he came up with while working for Unilever in the 1980s.

Former Mulberry employee loses belief discrimination case

19 Jul 2018

A former Mulberry employee who refused to sign a copyright agreement because she held a “philosophical belief” that she should...

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TUPE: Protecting employers’ interests with post termination restrictions

3 Jul 2015

Discussions around the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) often place the emphasis on transferring employees’ rights....

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Legal Q&A: Intellectual property clauses in employment contracts

7 Dec 2010

Intellectual property (IP) clauses are used in employment contracts, as well as contracts with contractors and consultants, in order to...

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A question of ownership

2 Nov 2005

How can companies protect their intellectual property rights? Ensuring their employment and freelance contracts have an appropriate clause is one option, explains geoff steward

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