Intellectual property as an asset class has seen exponential growth in recent years, from the early dot.com days to the online explosion of social media and even virtual worlds such as Farmville.
Guernsey’s Image Rights Ordinance could mean the island offers a golden opportunity for those looking to protect their personality
Guernsey Finance Chief Executive Fiona Le Poidevin takes a closer look at Guernsey's unique image rights legislation.
The importance of image rights in pay deals for leading players today cannot be understated, and it has become a major element of a player’s annual package.
Tom Amy of Ogier Private Wealth says Guernsey's image rights legislation has continued the Island's tradition for innovation.
John Langlois, Chairman of Image Rights Limited, says Guernsey has published the first international ‘rules of the game’ when it comes to image rights.
Guernsey claims a first with its news image rights legislation. David Evans and Edward Stone of Collas Crill look at the new regime and how it may benefit private clients.
A discussion on the limitation of trade marks in relation to the commercialisation of athletes and personalities in various countries.
Will Guernsey set a trend for others to follow – or will this new IP right rise and fall in the Channel Islands?
The eagerly awaited image rights legislation in Guernsey is due to come into force on 3 December 2012.
The new image rights legislation offers flexibility and unique protection for famous names, according to Jason Romer of Collas Crill.
With a goal to transform Hong Kong into an innovation and technology hub, the Hong Kong Administration commenced a comprehensive review of the patent system in 2011 and issued a consultation paper to invite comments from the public.
On 7 February 2013, just two days before the Chinese New Year holidays, the Government published the Report of the Advisory Committee on Review of the Patent System in Hong Kong.
In a recent judgment (Stichting BDO & another v. Banco De Oro Unibank Inc & another), the Hong Kong High Court issued a reminder that the reputation attached to a well-known trademark is not limitless but must be viewed in the context of the relevant goods or services.
The use of unauthorised software in business is illegal and is likely to attract both civil and criminal liabilities in Hong Kong.