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  • Not so-far, Sofa Workshop (Brands & IP newsnotes - issue 3)

    27 September 2015

    If a trade mark proprietor does not make ‘genuine use’ of its marks, they may be vulnerable to attack from third parties.

  • You’re cabbing a laugh (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 1)

    27 September 2015

    The High Court has refused an application by the manufacturer of the iconic London black cab (“LTC”) for permission to adduce survey evidence in a claim for passing off.

  • A glitch in time – European Court rules on travelling as ‘working time’

    11 September 2015

    The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has ruled that, for workers with no fixed or habitual place of work, travelling time to and from the first and last customer appointments of the day should count as “working time” for the purposes of the EU Working Time Directive (“WTD”).

  • Remuneration in financial services - new rules on deferral and clawback

    29 June 2015

    New rules on deferral and clawback of variable remuneration are set out in a joint policy statement issued by the Prudential Regulation Authority (“PRA”) and the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”). They will apply to variable remuneration awarded for performance periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016.

  • Zero-hours contracts – exclusivity ban now in force

    27 May 2015

    The new government has finally implemented the long-heralded ban on exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts. This has been a hot topic for many months, with all of the major political parties including plans to tackle the widespread use of such contracts in their election manifestos.

  • Africa's 'explosive growth' in adspend

    11 May 2015

    Following their attendance at last month's IAA 'Africa Rising' conference in Ghana, Boko Inyundo and Paul Rajput's article on why and how big brands are taking the continent seriously, has been featured by leading advertising industry magazine, Campaign.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Publicis Worldwide on acquisition of shopper marketing agency, Vivid Brand

    06 May 2015

    Lewis Silkin has advised Publicis Groupe's agency network Publicis Worldwide, one of the leading global creative agency networks, on its acquisition of shopper marketing agency, Vivid Brand, adding to its portfolio of agencies within the Publicis Worldwide network in the UK.

  • Résolutions spéciales requises par le Companies Act 2006

    20 April 2015

    Les décisions ci-dessous ne peuvent être passées que par les actionnaires détenant au moins 75% des droits de vote.

  • Matthew Rowbotham promoted to partner at Lewis Silkin

    01 April 2015

    Lewis Silkin LLP ( today announced that Matthew Rowbotham, a senior associate in the Corporate team, has been promoted to the firm’s partnership, effective 1 April. His addition brings the total number of partners at the firm to 61.

  • Les statuts d une societe anglais

    26 March 2015

    Que vous soyez dirigeant français d’une société anglaise à responsabilité limitée (« limited ») récemment achetée, investisseur intéressé par une prise de participation majoritaire dans une limited ou tout simplement une société française actionnaire majoritaire d’une limited, cet article est fait pour vous ! Il vous permettra de comprendre comment fonctionnent les statuts ou « articles of association » d’une limited, comment les lire et les écueils à éviter…

  • Zero-hours contracts – tackling avoidance

    19 March 2015

    Over the past year, zero-hours contracts have never been far from the headlines and, in the run up to the general election, it seems this issue will continue to be a hot political topic.

  • IPM and Lewis Silkin cement relationship

    07 July 2014

    The Institute of Promotional Marketing and leading law firm Lewis Silkin are extending their long-running relationship to further enhance the support the IPM’s Legal Advisory Service (LAS) can offer brand owners, agencies and service partners who run promotions both in the UK and globally.

  • Remembering James Levy

    23 June 2014

    It is with extreme sadness that Lewis Silkin announces the passing of colleague and friend James Levy. James was an excellent lawyer who gave enormous service to the firm since first joining Lewis Silkin in 1994.

  • Will British Gas ECJ ruling fuel holiday pay hike?

    29 May 2014

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently ruled that the EU law requires a worker’s statutory holiday pay to take commission payments into account: it should not be based solely on basic salary

  • Raising the standard of living and ending low pay: passing the buck to employers?

    10 October 2013

    Politicians want a higher standard of living for all, with proposals to end low pay and get more money in more people's pockets. To do this, a range of policy initiatives are being debated that it's hoped will help people with the cost of living and raise living standards, but which will impact employers.

  • Online monitoring

    10 September 2013

    In an article for PLC Magazine, Ellen Temperton discusses whether looking up information posted on social media, such as LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, or performing a search on an internet search engine, can be used as a basis for rejecting a job candidate, infringe an employee's data protection rights; or permit an employer to dismiss an employee.

  • Here's why I won't be shopping at American Apparel this Christmas

    20 December 2012

    Brinsley Dresden's analysis of American Apparel's latest print ad.

  • A difficult few weeks in the City of London

    25 August 2012

    Owen Watkins is interviewed by L'Echo on the recent problems many of London's financial institutions have faced.

  • Olympism - a protected belief?

    22 August 2012

    It has now been a while since the stunning Olympic cauldron was extinguished and TeamGB’s most successful ever games drew to a close. But there are signs the Olympic spirit may have permeated the nation, leaving a lasting impression.

  • OFR: the first stumbling block?

    11 April 2012

    In Fergus Payne and Clive Greenwood's article for the Law Society Gazette they see where are we after six months of operating under outcomes-focused regulation (OFR).

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