Data Security in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Nichols Plc's Trade Mark Application (No.2241892)
    • Chancery Division
    • 23 Jul 2002

    By granting registration of a semi-descriptive or indeed a nearly-but-not-quite-completely descriptive mark one is placing a powerful weapon in powerful hands. Moreover it must not be forgotten that the monopoly extends to confusingly similar marks. In any marginal case defendants, SMEs particularly, are likely to back off when they receive a letter before action. It is cheaper and more certain to do that than stand and fight, even if in principle they have a defence.

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Legislation
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Books & Journal Articles
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • Virgin Media suffers Data Security Breach
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    Virgin Media is reportedly one of the latest UK companies to suffer a data security breach. On 5 March 2020, it published a statement on its website explaining that one of its databases had been ac...
  • Data Security Ignoring the PCI Data Security Standard Could Cost You!
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    Is compliance with payment card data security standards being ignored? The recent £500,000 fine, levied by the UK Information Commissioner on DSG, the owner of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel sto...
  • Personal data security for pension scheme trustees
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Cybersecurity and protection of personal data are increasingly to the forefront of concerns for pension trustees. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), applicable in the UK from 2...
  • ICO Stresses Importance of Encryption for Data Security
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    On August 28, 2013, on the UK Information Commissioner’s Office’s (“ICO’s”) blog, Simon Rice, Technology Group Manager for the ICO, discussed the importance of encryption as a data security measure...
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