Using copyright, registered designs or trade mark, without the owner’s permission can amount to a criminal offence and with over 27 years' experience Jim is well versed in the tactics deployed by the likes of the Federation Against Copyright Theft (“FACT”), the Federation Against Software Theft (“FAST”), local authority Trading Standards Services and indeed the police when investigating such activities. There is a whole array of potential offences that may apply, including those brought under:
- Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988;
- Trade Marks Act 1994;
- Fraud Act 2006;
- Video Recordings Act 2010;
- Proceeds of Crime Act 2002;
- Common Law offence of conspiracy to defraud; and
- Registered Designs Act 1949 as amended by the Intellectual Property Act 2014.
👉 You want to achieve the best possible result 👈
- Avoid any enforcement action altogether
- Avoid damaging court proceedings
- Avoid criminal conviction
- Mitigate sentence
Assembling the right legal team to advise and actively defend you will be one of the most important actions that you take.
Jim Meyer will do all that he can to ensure the best possible outcome.