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  • Trade Mark Classification

    Inbrief

    21 November 2017

    For trade mark classification purposes, all possible goods and services are sub-divided into the 45 “classes” listed below. The descriptions give a broad indication as to the types of goods and services covered by each class.

  • Trade Mark Management

    Inbrief

    21 November 2017

    The IP, brand, trade mark and portfolio management team at Lewis Silkin comprises more than 50 lawyers and trade mark attorneys along with specialist support personnel.

  • Trade Mark and Design Services

    Inbrief

    21 November 2017

    The IP, brand, trade mark and portfolio management team at Lewis Silkin comprises more than 50 lawyers and trade mark attorneys along with specialist support personnel.

  • Insolvency FAQs

    Inbrief

    31 October 2017

    In the current economic climate many of our clients are experiencing situations they’ve never had to deal with. We’ve put together the following guide to help answer the most frequently asked questions we receive.

  • European Union Trade Mark Opposition Procedure

    Inbrief

    21 July 2017

    The European Union trade mark (“EUTM”) opposition procedure is a process that enables third parties to prevent EUTM applications from achieving registration in certain circumstances.

  • The FIFA World Cup 2018 - Ambush Marketing and the Law

    Inbrief

    19 July 2017

    Saturday marked 1 year to go until the 2018 FIFA World Cup final. The countdown clocks are ticking and the advertising industry is turning its thoughts towards the marketing opportunities which this mammoth sporting event present...

  • Company’s register of people with significant control (PSCs)

    Inbrief

    12 July 2017

    Most UK companies and LLPs are required to find out and record details of the individuals or legal entities that have significant beneficial ownership or control over them. The information must be recorded in the company’s register of people with significant control (PSC register) as part of its statutory books.

  • Could a timely PIA have helped save the Royal Free from falling foul of data protection laws?

    Inbrief

    07 July 2017

    For many organisations, the acronym PIA represents a Painfully Inconvenient Ask (if not something far less polite). But Privacy Impact Assessments are set to be a key way of meeting the General Data Protection Regulation’s accountability requirement, and their importance is illustrated by the outcome of a recent investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

  • Employment law in the Republic of Korea – an overview

    Inbrief

    17 May 2017

    The Republic of Korea (often referred to as South Korea and in this in-brief as Korea) has one of Asia’s strongest performing economies and is home to some of the world’s largest brands. Despite its fast ageing population and a chronically low level of productivity, Korea continues to be popular place to invest for foreign companies.

  • Employment law in China - an overview

    Inbrief

    11 May 2017

    China’s strong economy, large manufacturing base and burgeoning consumer market make it an irresistible place for many Western companies to do business. This in-brief provides a snapshot of some of the key aspects of Chinese employment law. Our Hong Kong office was opened to meet a growing demand from many of our clients for coordinated employment and immigration/global mobility support across the Asia Pacific region (including China).

  • Immigration law in China – an overview

    Inbrief

    05 May 2017

    This inbrief is designed to provide a general overview about business visits and employment authorisation requirements for China. As with all countries the immigration laws may be amended with little or no notice and this guide is designed to be general in nature.

  • Zero hours contracts

    Inbrief

    01 May 2017

    Zero hours contracts allow organisations to hire individuals without guaranteeing them any work.

  • Employment law in Thailand – an overview

    Inbrief

    14 April 2017

    Despite several years of relative political uncertainty, the business climate in Thailand continues to be positive and welcoming to foreign investment. The country’s participation in the recently established Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community can only be expected to continue this trend. This in-brief provides a snapshot of the key aspects of employment law in Thailand.

  • Ramadan - employment issues

    Inbrief

    03 April 2017

    During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, practising Muslims will fast from sunrise to sunset for a period of 30 days.

  • Workplace privacy: 11 ways to prepare for GDPR

    Inbrief

    31 March 2017

    Significant changes are on the horizon; The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force on 25 May 2018.

  • The apprenticeship levy

    Inbrief

    23 March 2017

    The Government has committed to boost productivity by increasing the quantity and quality of apprenticeships. 

  • Corporate social responsibility

    Inbrief

    22 March 2017

    Despite the growing trend of academic and business interest in the subject, there is no single accepted definition of Corporate Social Responsibility.

  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures - the ACAS Code

    Inbrief

    21 March 2017

    The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures is designed to provide clear, practical guidance on how to carry out disciplinaries and grievances fairly.

  • Gender pay gap reporting

    Inbrief

    02 March 2017

    The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (the “Regulations”) require employers to report on the gender pay gap in their organisation.

  • Equal Pay

    Inbrief

    02 March 2017

    Equal pay law first developed in the UK in the 1970s after a campaign by trade unions and women’s groups. It is now a basic principle of European law that men and women who do equal work should receive equal pay. This principle is implemented in the UK today through the Equality Act 2010.

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