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  • An introduction to trade marks in the UK

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    17 November 2016

    A trade mark registration provides the most effective form of protection against improper use of a business name, brand, logo or slogan by a competitor.

  • CJEU Rules on Web Browsing and Copyright

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    17 November 2016

    CJEU rules that web browsing doesn’t infringe copyright, but what about unauthorised streaming?

  • Visa applications for entrepeneurs and investors - November 2016 update

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    17 November 2016

    The UK provides attractive visa options for individuals seeking to invest in the country. But the rules are strict. There are two separate categories - for ‘entrepreneurs’ and ‘investors’ - each with detailed eligibility and documentation requirements.

  • Protect against Defamation and Privacy actions

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    15 November 2016

    The law of defamation and also the law of privacy is at a watershed. Since the beginning of 2010 the media have stepped up their campaign for a change in our laws, for more flexibility and a greater ability for freedom of expression to be paramount. This has been much more evident since the Human Rights Act 1998 incorporated the European Convention of Human Rights. This inbrief is intended to show how best to try and avoid a letter before action and a claim, when legal advice is appropriate and what to do when you get a complaint.

  • Stadium naming rights deals - Top 10 tips

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    14 November 2016

    Naming rights deals are one of the most complex forms of sponsorship agreements. This inbrief guide seeks to get rights holders thinking about all the key issues which will need to be included in the agreement, before they negotiate any deal.

  • Does your LLP Agreement need a healthcheck

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    11 November 2016

    Your LLP agreement may have been drafted several years ago and now be gathering dust in a drawer. Since it was executed many things may have changed.

  • Short-term lettings

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    08 November 2016

    If you are looking for new short-term premises for your business, did you know that there are actually a whole range of legal forms a short-term letting can take? This Inbrief sets out the different options available for short-term occupation of business premises and considers the advantages and disadvantages associated with each.

  • ...a little bit of law - Plans

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    06 November 2016

    Plans often need to be drawn up as part of the process of documenting a land transaction. Historically, the Land Registry would accept most plans, as long as they were clear. Those days are long gone. The Land Registry now has a detailed list of requirements and they will refuse to register a transaction where the relevant plans do not comply with these requirements.

  • ...a little bit of law - Back to Basics

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    05 November 2016

    There are certain basic steps that apply to almost all transactions involving the acquisition of land. There may be a tweak here or a bolt-on there but the basic underlying steps are often the same.

  • Development sites - pay them a proper visit

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    05 November 2016

    Development sites have a tendency to throw up ‘interesting issues’ with almost infinite variety. It might be bats, or slow worms. It could be an adjoining owner having annexed what they considered to be no man’s land. May be it’s an old oil barrel full of ‘something green’. Our standing advice is to ‘expect the unexpected’.

  • Data breach checklist

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    01 November 2016

    Data breaches are becoming increasingly common as more staff have access to sensitive data, as hackers become more sophisticated and as IT and data security struggle to keep up with the pace of change.

  • The fast growing world of mobile payments - are you on the money?

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    04 October 2016

    Your smartphone can already act as your portable office. Now it can replace your wallet too!

  • Employment law in Vietnam - an overview

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    19 August 2016

    Over the past few decades, Vietnam has moved from a centrally-based economy to one with significant market features.

  • ...a little bit of law - Wayleaves

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    19 August 2016

    If there’s a way you can leave these alone, then great: they can be a pain.

  • The Bribery Act 2010 - an employment law perspective

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    08 June 2016

    The Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July 2011, is responsible for sweeping away antiquated British bribery laws to create a regime of criminal offences described by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office as “the toughest bribery legislation in the world”.

  • European Union Trade Marks

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    27 May 2016

    A European Union trade mark (“EUTM”) is a single trade mark registration that provides trade mark protection in 28 of the European Union territories.

  • International Trade Marks

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    27 February 2016

    Whilst there is no single trade mark that covers the entire world, knowledge of the various regional and international filing systems means that global protection can be achieved with greater ease and less expense than filing national trade mark applications in each country.

  • ...a little bit of law - The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

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    19 September 2015

    The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the “1954 Act”) might sound just like any other piece of legislation; however the importance of it for commercial leasehold transactions should not be overlooked.

  • Framework Agreements

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    27 August 2015

    Framework agreements offer a potential solution as contracting authorities attempt to minimise the impact of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 on their business.

  • Community Infrastructure Levy

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    27 August 2015

    The Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) is a discretionary planning charge which was introduced in 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010.

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