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  • Karen Millen - lessons from an SPA (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Karen Millen, founder of the Karen Millen fashion brand has lost a High Court challenge to use her own name for homeware in the US and China.

  • Brand owners gain another tool in the war against counterfeits (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Brand owners will welcome a ruling from the CJEU over the summer that an operator of a physical marketplace can be an ‘intermediary’ for the purposes of Article 11 of the IP Enforcement Directive.

  • IPO doesn’t see anything wrong with Specsavers’ trade mark (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Specsavers has managed to get its application to register “should’ve” (as in, “should’ve gone to Specsavers”) past the examination stage at the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

  • Can you tell what it is yet? (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Those looking to register shapes as trade marks have had a tough time of it recently. Attempts to register the shape of a Kit Kat, various bottles and a toothbrush have all recently failed in the UK and EU.

  • Shoot later ask questions first

    18 October 2016

    Wearable cameras have been in the headlines quite a bit recently. The moment BBC presenter Jeremy Vine ‘got a kicking’ (as he put it) whilst cycling to work was captured by his helmet mounted camera.

  • Brexit - what will it mean for employment law?

    14 October 2016

    After the referendum vote in favour of the UK leaving the EU, there are various possible ways in which this saga may unfold. The new Prime Minister, Theresa May, has said that there is no going back on the referendum result and that “Brexit means Brexit” but what might Brexit actually mean?

  • What's happening in employment law

    13 October 2016

    After the excitement of the general election we are waiting to see what the new Government will do with employment law now it is free from the constraints of coalition, but there is still plenty to talk about in our regular review of topical developments. We will look at the practical effects of some of the more recent changes, including shared parental leave, Acas early conciliation and the new limits on zero-hours contracts.We will consider the latest position on holiday pay, changes to the tribunal process, and the Government’s plans for the future. There are also a number of important cases before the courts that may have a significant impact on the law.

  • The Lawyer Hot 100 Connect Event

    29 September 2016

    Lewis Silkin is delighted to be sponsoring The Lawyer Hot 100 event BREXIT 100 days (or so) later: A retrospective look at the past 100 days and an informed look into the future.

  • Whats happening in immigration law

    13 September 2016

    This session will focus on supporting employers in navigating these options and other changes to immigration policies.

  • Immigration programmes for low-skilled labour: alternatives to freedom of movement

    08 September 2016

    The UK relies on EU migrants for low-skilled labour. When the current immigration system was introduced in 2008, Tier 3 of the UK Points-Based System was earmarked for low-skilled immigration routes.

  • Dr Nathalie Moreno shall be speaking at the 28th Global Legal Confex event

    07 September 2016

    We are delighted to announce that Dr. Nathalie Moreno shall be speaking at the 28th Global Legal Confex event.

  • The implications for data protection law in the UK and GDPR compliance plans in the eye of the Brexit Storm

    07 September 2016

    On the 4th May 2016, a fundamental milestone in the history of EU Data protection law was reached with the adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) achieving harmonisation of the rules across the EU after four years of hard-fought negotiations.

  • Dr Nathalie Moreno shall be speaking at Privacy Data Protection UK 2016

    25 August 2016

    We are delighted to announce that Dr. Nathalie Moreno shall be speaking at the following event: Privacy & Data Protection UK 2016 "Privacy in the wake of Brexit: GDPR, The Cloud, Social Networking and Information Security".

  • Brexit what does it mean for employers in the hospitality sector

    10 August 2016

    The referendum vote on 23 June in favour of the UK leaving the EU has created a great deal of uncertainty for UK and international hospitality businesses. While an actual ‘Brexit’ is unlikely to be finalised before 2018, there could be major implications for the industry, in both the long-term and short-term.

  • Brexit - Some thoughts on the impact on financial services

    05 August 2016

    On 23 June 2016, 52% of voters in the UK referendum voted ‘Yes’ to the proposition that the UK should ‘leave the European Union’. The UK remains a member of the European Union (“EU”) until Brexit occurs, and therefore there will be no immediate change to the legal relationship the UK has with the EU and with individual EU Member States. Nonetheless, as the other articles in this briefing section indicate, the longer-term consequences of leaving the EU are potentially far reaching, although behind the already well-worn cliché of “Brexit means Brexit” lie many possibilities for the future relationship of the UK with the EU.

  • Brexit and the points based immigration system

    03 August 2016

    The UK’s potential withdrawal from the EU has placed our immigration systems under scrutiny. This article reviews the nature of our current system. We highlight aspects which could be improved and aspects which will have to change if EU nationals will be subject to the same Immigration Rules as non-EU nationals

  • What is “MAR”? And what changes has it introduced for listed companies?

    02 August 2016

    The EU Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014) (MAR) became directly applicable and effective in the UK from 3 July 2016, replacing the previous UK civil market abuse regime. While there is little change in the headline rules and terminology, the new regime has introduced more detailed regulation that listed companies and their advisers, directors, and others who discharge managerial responsibilities must now address.

  • French Legal Forum: Post Brexit Essentials: Legal checklist for businesses

    27 July 2016

    So Brexit it is or at least seems to be the likely consequence of the Leave Vote of the Referendum held on 23 June 2016. In the event that the notification procedure to be followed by Member States under article 50 may be triggered, the UK will have two years to negotiate its withdrawal agreement from the EU, no sooner than the end of 2018.

  • What would a Brexit mean for UK immigration law and policy

    21 July 2016

    The concept of transnational citizenship underpins the EU (Article 9 of the Treaty on European Union), and rights of free movement stem from transnational citizenship. The Immigration Act 1988 was introduced to ensure that Europeans with rights of free movement were not subject to UK immigration rules.

  • The implications of Brexit for UK Data Protection law

    21 July 2016

    The UK referendum outcome to leave the European Union has opened a Pandora’s box of what the legal landscape may be in the UK after Brexit. However, such is not the case, to a great extent, for the data protection law regime which will be applicable in the UK in the post-Brexit era

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