Privacy & cookies Policy
Last Updated: 28/09/2023
Unless otherwise stated, this Policy describes and governs the information collection, use, and sharing practices of Moeller IP Advisors with respect to your use of our website (www.moellerip.com) and the services (“Services”) we provide and/or host on our servers.
Moeller IP Advisors has designed this policy to be consistent with the following principles:
• Privacy policies should be human readable and easy to find.
• Data collection, storage, and processing should be simplified as much as possible to enhance security, ensure consistency, and make the practices easy for users to understand.
• Data practices should meet the reasonable expectations of users.
Information We Collect.
We collect information in multiple ways, including when you provide information directly to us; when we passively collect information from you, such as from your browser or device; and from third parties.
Information You Provide Directly to Us.
We will collect any information you provide to us. We may collect information from you in a variety of ways, such as when you: (a) subscribe to our newsletter or (b) ask for information. This information may include but is not limited to your name, email address, phone number, mailing address, your geographic location, company name.
Information that Is Automatically Collected.
We may automatically collect certain information about the computer or devices (including mobile devices or tablets) you use to access the Services. As described further below, we may collect and analyze (a) device information such as IP addresses, location information (by country and city), unique device identifiers, IMEI and TCP/IP address, browser types, browser language, operating system, mobile device carrier information, and (b) information related to the ways in which you interact with the Services, such as referring and exit web pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages and content viewed and the order of those pages, statistical information about the use of the Services, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the Services, the frequency of your use of the Services, error logs, and other similar information. As described further below, we may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.
We also collect data about your use of the Services through the use of Internet server logs and online tracking technologies, like cookies and/or tracking pixels. A web server log is a file where website activity is stored. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer when you visit a website, that enables us to: (a) recognize your computer; (b) store your preferences and settings; (c) understand the web pages of the Services you have visited and the referral sites that have led you to our Services; (d) enhance your user experience by delivering content specific to your inferred interests; (e) perform searches and analytics; and (f) assist with security administrative functions. Tracking pixels (sometimes referred to as web beacons or clear GIFs) are tiny electronic tags with a unique identifier embedded in websites, online ads and/or email, and that are designed to provide usage information like ad impressions or clicks, measure popularity of the Services and associated advertising, and to access user cookies. We may also use tracking technologies in our license buttons and/or icons that you can embed on other sites/services to track the website addresses where they are embedded, gauge user interaction with them, and determine the number of unique viewers of them. If you receive email from us (such as the CC newsletter, campaign updates, or other ongoing email communications from CC), we may use certain analytics tools, such as clear GIFs, to capture data such as whether you open our message, click on any links or banners our email contains, or otherwise interact with what we send. This data allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our communications and marketing campaigns. As we adopt additional technologies, we may also gather additional information through other methods.
Please note that you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies, you may not have access to certain features or offerings of the Services.
Information from Third Parties.
the extent permitted by law, we may also collect information from third parties, including public sources, social media platforms, and marketing and market research firms. Depending on the source, this information collected from third parties could include name, contact information, demographic information, information about an individual’s employer, information to verify identity or trustworthiness, and information for other fraud or safety protection purposes.
How We Use Your Information.
We may use the information we collect from and about you to:
• Fulfill the purposes for which you provided it.
• Provide and improve the Services, including to develop new features or services, take steps to secure the Services, and for technical and customer support.
• Send you information about your interaction or transactions with us, account alerts, or other communications, such as newsletters to which you have subscribed.
• Process and respond to your inquiries or to request your feedback.
• Conduct analytics, research, and reporting, including to synthesize and derive insights from your use of our Services.
• Comply with the law and protect the safety, rights, property, or security of Moeller IP Advisors, the Services, our users, and the general public; and
We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected through the Services. We may use de-identified and/or aggregated data for any purpose, including without limitation for research and marketing purposes.
When We Disclose Your Information.
We may disclose and/or share your information under the following circumstances:
We may disclose your information with third parties who perform services on our behalf, including without limitation, event management, marketing, customer support, data storage, data analysis and processing, and legal services.
Legal Compliance and Protection of Creative Commons and Others.
As we continue to develop our business, we may engage in certain business transactions, such as the transfer or sale of our assets. In such transactions, (including in contemplation of such transactions, e.g., due diligence) your information may be disclosed. If any of our assets are sold or transferred to a third party, customer information (including your email address) would likely be one of the transferred business assets.
We may disclose your information with current or future affiliated companies.
We may disclose your information to any third parties based on your consent to do so.
We may disclose de-identified and/or aggregated data for any purpose to third parties, including advertisers, promotional partners, and/or others.
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data.
The laws in some jurisdictions require companies to tell you about the legal ground they rely on to use or disclose information that can be directly linked to or used to identify you. To the extent those laws apply, our legal grounds for processing such information are as follows:
To Honor Our Contractual Commitments to You.
Much of our processing of information is to meet our contractual obligations to provide services to our users.
In many cases, we handle information on the ground that it furthers our legitimate interests in ways that are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the affected individuals, these include:
• Customer service
• Marketing, advertising, and fundraising
• Protecting our users, personnel, and property
• Managing user accounts
• Organizing and running events and programs
• Analyzing and improving our business
• Managing legal issues
We may also process information for the same legitimate interests of our users and business partners.
We may need to use and disclose information in certain ways to comply with our legal obligations.
Where required by law, and in some other cases where legally permissible, we handle information on the basis of consent. Where we handle your information on the basis of consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent, in accordance with applicable law.
We may use third-party web analytics services (such as Google Analytics) on our Services to collect and analyze the information discussed above, and to engage in auditing, research, or reporting. The information (including your IP address) collected by various analytics technologies described in the “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies” section above will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the Services, including by noting the third-party website from which you arrive to our Site, analyzing usage trends, assisting with fraud prevention, and providing certain features to you. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the official Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Your Choices and Data Subject Rights.
You have various rights with respect to the collection and use of your information through the Services. Those choices are as follows:
You may unsubscribe from our marketing emails at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each newsletter or by emailing email@example.com with your request.
EU Data Subject Rights.
Individuals in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and other jurisdictions have certain legal rights (subject to applicable exceptions and limitations) to obtain confirmation of whether we hold certain information about them, to access such information, and to obtain its correction or deletion in appropriate circumstances. You may have the right to object to our handling of your information, restrict our processing of your information, and to withdraw any consent you have provided. To exercise these rights, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the nature of your request. You also have the right to go directly to the relevant supervisory or legal authority, but we encourage you to contact us so that we may resolve your concerns directly as best and as promptly as we can.
As described above in the “When We Disclose Your Information” section, we may share your information with trusted service providers or business partners in countries other than your country of residence in accordance with applicable law. This means that some of your information may be processed in countries that may not offer the same level of protection as the privacy laws of your jurisdiction. By providing us with your information, you acknowledge any such transfer, storage or use.
We have implemented technical, physical, and organizational security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and/or alteration of your information. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information that we collect and store. However, we cannot and do not guarantee that these measures will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use, or disclose your information since despite our efforts, no Internet and/or other electronic transmissions can be completely secure.
Third-Party Links and Services.
Article 27 GDPR Representative
In accordance with Article 27 of the GDPR, Moeller IP Advisors has GDPR as its representative in the European Union.
Article 27 GDPR Representative link: https://gdpr-info.eu/art-27-gdpr/
We value your privacy and your rights as a data subject and have therefore appointed Prighter Group with its local partners as our privacy representative and your point of contact for the following regions:
• European Union (EU)
Prighter gives you an easy way to exercise your privacy-related rights (e.g. requests to access or erase personal data). If you want to contact us via our representative, Prighter or make use of your data subject rights, please visit the following website:https://prighter.com/q/11450663781
Gathered data will only be used in a way that is compatible with the uses outlined to you. We won’t share your information with any other organizations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes and we don’t pass on your details to other websites. We explain the purposes for which we process personal data (which may include data collected via Cookies) in our Privacy Statement.
1. to recognize your computer when you visit the website
2. to track you as you navigate the website,
3. to improve the website’s usability
4. to analyze the use of the website
5. in the administration of the website
The following cookies are currently being used by Moeller IP’s website:
a) Technical Cookies
Are those that allow the user to navigate through the Website and use the different options and/or services that it provides.
For example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access to the restricted parts of the Website, remember the elements that make up an order, make the request for registration or participation in an event, use security elements during navigation and store content for the diffusion of videos or sound.
b) Personalization Cookies
Are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined in his terminal or that the user himself defines.
For example, the language, the type of browser through which the service is accessed, the selected content design, geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from where the service is accessed.
c) Statistical Analysis Cookies
Are those that allow the monitoring and analysis of user behavior on Websites. The information collected through this type of cookies is used in the measurement of the activity of the Website and for the elaboration of navigation profiles of the users of said site, in order to introduce improvements in the service based on the usage data that users generate.
How can you manage or remove cookies on your computer?
If you do not wish to receive cookies you can review your Internet browser settings, in order to restrict, block or delete them. Most modern browsers allow for such options under the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menus.
If you disable or delete certain Cookies in your Internet browser settings, you might not be able to access or use important functions or features of this Sites, and you may be required to re-enter your log-in details.
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Protect, License and Enforce your Intellectual Property Rights Internationally
Intellectual property rights are legal protections for creations of the mind, including artistic, literary, and musical works, designs, inventions, and business assets, like brand names and logos. Common forms of intellectual property legal protections include trademarks, copyright, and patents. An intellectual property lawyer helps individuals and businesses to properly register, protect and manage their IP through a variety of non-contentious (e.g. registering a right) and contentious (e.g. fighting an infringement) work. This is vital for ensuring owners of IP maximise the commercial value of their work.
Where to start – identifying your IP
Identifying intellectual property rights should be a focus for all businesses, whether you are an entrepreneur, start-up, SME or international organisation. IP is not just for technology start-ups. All businesses face competition, and a good awareness and protection of your IP rights goes a long way towards giving you a competitive advantage and strong brand which you can monetise. Some IP rights arise automatically but others (and stronger, more easily enforceable forms of protection) need to be registered at the appropriate registry.
Why should you protect your intellectual property?
For many individuals and companies, intellectual property law protects more than just an idea or a concept – it protects genuine business assets that may be integral to the core services of a business, its overall value and its long-term financial viability. Intellectual property is a complex area of law. It can involve analysing a complex myriad of UK, EU and international laws. With the help of an IP lawyers/attorney, you can cover many different forms of creative work, from logos and corporate identity designs to products and services that set your business apart from your competitors. However, there are many traps and pitfalls for the unwary. It is particularly disappointing for us when clients come to us too late and only after they have missed the chance to protect their creations to the maximum extent possible. Because of this, it is often essential to consider the intellectual property law implications at the outset of any important new business project.
Our Intellectual Property Law Expertise
You can be confident that we will understand your business and its intellectual property protection needs. Our intellectual property lawyers work with many businesses including regional corporates, multinationals, schools, universities, further education colleges, charities, family businesses, local and national public sector bodies, and individuals. We value them all and take pride in our knowledge of them and the sectors in which they operate, which means that they benefit from our wider intellectual property protection experience and expertise.
Protect Business Growth
If you are a business – irrespective of size - it is crucial to protect unique products or services for which you own the IP rights, as competitors can use your success to effectively reduce your market share, resulting in slow growth or loss of revenue. If this happens to your business, our IP lawyers attorneys will advise you on the appropriate course of action to take. Losing market share early in the life of a business can have a profound effect on its ability to attract investors, employ staff and ultimately increase profits. It’s important to remember that no one else will check to see if your intellectual property rights have been protected and/or are being infringed.
Our experienced Intellectual Property Law team are well recognised, having worked with household names and international brands.
Intellectual Property encompasses a vast and diverse array of business property from software and other copyright materials, to designs and logos and inventions and processes. The laws surrounding Intellectual Property fall into a few areas, copyright, trademarks, design rights and patents.
Intellectual Property - what to consider
Your IP is the value of the creative assets your business generates. All businesses, no matter how big or small, will own some form of IP. It is crucial to appreciate what this umbrella term comprises and how it applies to your business. You can do all these things if you identify, protect, and exploit your Intellectual Property (‘IP’). Without this understanding, you will be at a considerable competitive disadvantage to other companies who have this knowledge and who exploit their IP to their benefit. Seeking intellectual property legal advice at the earliest possible stage in the development of your business is always advisable and worthwhile. Intellectual Property can subsist in literary, dramatic, and musical works and include trademarks, design rights, copyrights, and patents. They may be relevant to a wide variety of assets including text, graphics, artwork, photographs, packaging, inventions, videos, audio, websites, databases, software and apps. Understanding what IP, you have in your business/brand and how best to protect, use and exploit it, is fundamental to profitability.
- Transactional and contentious IP legal advice
- Working out what IP you own, when/how the IP was created and by whom
- Registering and protecting that IP, so other people can’t use or steal it
- Advising on whether the launch of a new brand is viable, and the name is cleared/free to use
- Making sure you are not at risk of infringing anyone else’s IP
- Helping to protect and maximise the value of confidential information
- Helping you commercialise the value of that IP, including via licensing and assignment
- Negotiating instances of domain name disputes and cybersquatting
- Advising on the status of IP rights pre and post the Brexit transitional period
- Advising on IP in the context of corporate transactions
- Anti-counterfeiting which prevents your competitors from imitating your brands, products, and designs.
- Copyright and database rights our copyright lawyers can help across a range of areas, including disputes and litigation, commercial transactions, general clearance and advisory work, intellectual property rights audits and chain of title research.
- Design rights helping you to protect your creative investment and negotiate the complex legal maze of multiple overlapping design laws.
- Know how, trade secrets and confidential information through commercial agreements and litigation measures we can help you protect and exploit these valuable assets.
- Patent litigation from multi-million-pound patent claims in the High Court to more modest, but vital patent claims in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, our team has the skills and experience to manage all forms of patent litigation.
- Trademarks and brands we can advise you across the whole spectrum of trademark rights and related rights (such as passing off), including clearance searches, protection and registrability issues, co-ordination, and management of trademark filings, branding and franchise agreements, disputes, and litigation.
- Domain name law we have successfully acted both for those bringing and defending domain name proceedings.
Brand Protection. Protecting your brand and business assets
It is important for businesses to protect their assets, and this includes the non-tangible assets that the business owns. Registering your ownership of those assets that can be registered is key but equally important is vigilance to stop unauthorised use. It is important to take action to stop other individuals and companies from infringing your rights as if you do not act, it can later be argued that you have granted an implied licence for your works to be used.
IP Infringements. Intellectual property infringement?
We are highly experienced at being able to resolve disputes regarding Intellectual Property including claims, providing pragmatic and commercial advice to you and your business. Often disputes such as these can be resolved without the need to resort to litigation and early involvement from us can ensure that the infringement is stopped promptly.
WHO CAN WE HELP?
As international leading experts in intellectual property, we have the capability, experience, and resources to work with any client – whether you’re a small, independent creator or a global brand. And since our founding, that’s exactly what we’ve done. We’re proud to have worked with clients of all shapes and sizes across a wide variety of sectors, from household names to individual artists.
EXPLOITING AND LEVERAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Our intellectual property experts work closely with you to understand your business goals and safeguard your creative ideas both now and in the future.
ENFORCEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS NATIONALLY AND WORLDWIDE
Intellectual property rights help your business maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Our specialist intellectual property lawyers enforce these rights against infringers to protect and enhance your business success.
TRADEMARK CLEARANCE, REGISTRATION AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT NATIONALLY AND WORLDWIDE
Our experts take a commercial approach to trademarks, conducting thorough clearance searches to highlight any third-party rights that may restrict the use of your chosen trademark either now or in the future and advising on all aspects of registration and portfolio management to get the best results for your business.
PASSING OFF AND TRADEMARK LITIGATION
Whether your rights are registered or unregistered our team of litigation specialists will take swift action to protect your business and your brand if misrepresentation or trademark infringement has occurred.
Counterfeiting of goods has never been more prolific. Fake products that are lower quality and potentially dangerous to consumers can harm your reputation as well as your bottom line. Our specialist team provide advice on legal and enforcement strategies to protect your business against counterfeiting.
COPYRIGHT LICENSING AND LITIGATION
Our expert lawyers advise on all aspects of copyright licensing and act swiftly and decisively in pursuing litigation relating to copyright infringement.
PATENT AND DESIGN RIGHT LICENSING AND LITIGATION
Our experts IP Lawyers create agreements to help protect and exploit your design rights. We have a proven track history in successfully pursuing litigation if these rights are infringed by competitors.
PROTECTION OF TRADE SECRETS AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
All businesses should protect themselves against trade secret theft. Our specialist team of IP lawyers can help you put processes in place from restrictive covenants to intellectual property clauses in employment contracts to help protect your confidential information. We can also help you act if a breach of confidentiality occurs.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AUDITS AND DUE DILIGENCE
Our expert IP lawyers help your business perform a systematic review of your IP assets – highlighting related risks and identifying opportunities.
BRAND PROTECTION AND REPUTATION MANAGEMENT
A good reputation is one the of most valuable business assets you can have. If your reputation or privacy is at risk, our experienced lawyers can help protect you and your business.