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Copying the work of others is an act of laziness.

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Lawgistics has been in existence now for 18 years. In that time, we have seen both our client base and reputation grow. We have striven to always provide what our clients need whilst providing value for money. 

In a competitive world, there is no room for complacency. It is important to us to seek ways to improve our services to the industry, providing honest, well-researched advice and back-up assistance.

Naturally, it follows that sometimes others look at what we do and think they can do it better. While we welcome healthy competition, we cannot take seriously anyone who seeks to enter the market by simply copying all we do in order to peddle it as their own work.

Fig. 1 – Copy of letter received from Legal Solutions 4 U confirming article will be removed

If you use Lawgistics or any other firm, you might wish to consider whether the advice or documentation you receive from them is genuine, honest, tailored to your needs or merely repackaged by those unwilling, or worse, unable to think for themselves.

Copying the work of others is an act of laziness. We know the only way to provide the high quality we offer is through hard work and an innovative approach.

Fig. 2 – Copy of Legal Solutions 4 U article published April 2019 with the exact wording highlighted from an article Lawgistics wrote in May 2017

Fig. 3 – Copy of Lawgistics original article written in May 2017 

Plagiarism maybe be seen as flattering – but flattery will get them nowhere.

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License to Copy

Companies use software to find where their images are being used, and this is how and why you would then receive a letter.

Image use without permission

To be entitled to use the image, you must obtain consent which usually means paying a fee.

Using images without permission

Software packages help people to track and protect their images.

Use of car badges/logos on your website

The trademark holder is at liberty to issue legal proceedings for unauthorised use

Website design and copyright

Have a term written into the contract which specifically assigns copyright to you and gives you the right to the source code.

Guilty by Association?

Copyright, patents, passing off and other intellectual property rights can be costly if breached.

Close your eyes and listen…

If music is played in a public place then you must have a licence for it.

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