About the Author

Robert Lands

Robert Lands

Robert Lands is head of intellectual property and media at Central London law firm, Finers Stephens Innocent LLP. He specializes in intellectual property and related media work, including data protection, advertising, and sales promotion. Robert also chairs the IP Section of Meritas, a global alliance of independent law firms. He can be reached at +44 (0)20 7344 7664 or robert.lands@fsilaw.com.

Article List

  • IP: Don’t let intellectual property be the deal breaker

    In today's economic climate, mergers and acquisitions are rarer than they once were, and a deal can falter if the target company has not properly dealt with its intellectual property assets. But for companies with the right offering and the right IP, the opportunities still exist.

  • IP: Do we need an image rights registry?

    The Bailiwick of Guernsey, an island 30 miles off the coast of France, is home to just 65,000 people. It is loyal to the British Crown, but is not part of the U.K. or a member of the European Union. That independence gives its legislature a degree of freedom which...

  • IP: Olympic effort to stop ambush marketing

    Officials are carefully watching for all forms of infringement at London’s summer games

  • IP: Is the U.S. fashionably late to the party?

    Contrary to popular opinion, fashion is not just about branding. Believe it or not, the style, quality and originality of the product are actually quite important too. Is it not therefore important that we should have laws to protect a product’s uniqueness that are comparable to the trademark laws that...

  • IP: Avoid being trigger-happy with trademark lawsuits

    Lawyers like to keep busy. But sometimes a good lawyer will advise his or her client to back off, no matter how strong the claim might be.

  • IP: Is ACTA Europe’s SOPA?

    On Jan. 18, 2012, neglected encyclopaedias were taken down from bookshelves, as Wikipedia.com closed its virtual doors to people in the English-speaking world. They did so in protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), two pieces of prospective U.S. legislation regarding the...

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