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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.

  • 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.

  • Irish employment law

    Inbrief

    18 October 2017

    This Inbrief provides a whistle-stop tour of the most important Irish employment law issues, from the beginning of the employment relationship through to its conclusion.

  • European Works Councils under Irish Law

    Inbrief

    01 September 2017

    European Works Councils are the only legally-mandated bodies for transnational information and consultation with employees in the world.

  • European Works Councils under Irish Law

    Inbrief

    30 August 2017

    European Works Councils are the only legally-mandated bodies for transnational information and consultation with employees in the world.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Employment law in Hong Kong - an overview

    Inbrief

    01 May 2017

    With its historical ties with the West and reputation as a “gateway” to Mainland China, it is not surprising that Hong Kong is already home for many Western companies and is top of the list for those wishing to expand into Asia Pacific. This in-brief provides an overview of employment law in Hong Kong.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Adjudication

    Inbrief

    01 March 2017

    Adjudication is a mandatory procedure for determining disputes, and was introduced in the construction industry by the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 (the “Construction Act”).

  • Salary sacrifice arrangements

    Inbrief

    14 February 2017

    A salary sacrifice arrangement is where an employee gives up the right to receive part of the cash salary due under their contract of employment in return for the employer’s agreement to provide some form of non-cash benefit.

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