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  • Comparative advertising

    03 October 2012

    Comparative advertising, also called ‘knocking copy’, is any advertising which explicitly or by implication identifies a competitor or goods or services offered by a competitor. It is not necessary to name a competitor in order for an advertisement to qualify as a comparative advertisement.

  • Shared Ownership Leases

    03 October 2012

    Shared ownership leases are one method by which housing providers can provide affordable housing. This inbrief will outline some of the legal issues surrounding this type of lease.

  • 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.

  • Terminal Dilapidations

    25 July 2012

    In tough times, dilapidations claims become more important to both landlords and tenants. Indeed it is a “booming business” and the RICS have estimated that the value of dilaps claims in England and Wales is around £3.36 billion per annum. This guide provides an introductory overview of the subject.

  • ...a little bit of law - Joint Ventures

    19 June 2012

    When you are developing a site, a joint venture can be a good way of sharing expertise and assets - so that each party ends up with a better result than they would have done had they tried to ‘go it alone’. It can be a ‘win win’ rather than a ‘zero sum game’.

  • School land and premises: due diligence for academies transactions - the options

    01 May 2012

    For schools looking to convert to academies status, it is important to understand the options in terms of the levels and types of land and premises due diligence that should or could be carried out.

  • ...a little bit of law - Green Leases

    19 April 2012

    Since the Climate Change Act 2008, energy efficiency has been increasingly on the up.

  • ...a little bit of law - Localism

    19 March 2012

    The Localism Act received royal assent on 15 November 2011 and this edition of ... a little bit of law summarises the most significant sections of the Act.

  • Software apps and patent trolls: Should you be afraid?

    16 March 2012

    For a very long time there has been a debate as to whether software is better protected by copyright or by patents. The State Street Bank case in 1998 (State Street Bank v. Signature Financial Group, 149 F.3d 1368) (Fed. Cir. 1998) opened the floodgates to software patents in the US and it is only recently (due to In re Bilski, 545 F.3d 943, 88 U.S.P.Q.2d 1385 (Fed. Cir. 2008) and some other cases) that the flow has moderated a little. Over the same period, many thousands of software patents have been granted in Europe

  • Sponsorship

    07 March 2012

    Sponsorship is booming. As brandowners increasingly understand the power of well executed sponsorship not only are fees on an upward trajectory but also the opportunities. Those involved in this area need an understanding of the key contractual and intellectual property issues. inbrief

  • ...a little bit of law - Rights to Light

    19 February 2012

    A right to light is a right to receive natural light across someone else’s land into a window or other opening in a building.

  • The Bribery Act 2010 – a corporate perspective

    26 January 2012

    This guide summarises the main provisions and practical issues arising from the new UK anti-corruption law effected by the Bribery Act 2010 (the “Act”) in the context of a corporate body (the “Company”) or group (the “Group”) that carries on business in the UK or overseas, from 1 July 2011, the Act’s implementation date.

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

    01 November 2011

    There are certain basic steps that apply to almost all transactions involving the acquisition of land.

  • ...a little bit of law - Heads of Terms

    19 April 2011

    There’s nothing technical about Heads of Terms, or HoTs as we like to call them.

  • Ambush Marketing

    20 November 2010

    With businesses at times paying many millions to associate themselves with an event it is not surprising that their competitors engage in ‘ambush marketing’.

  • ...a little bit of law - Restrictive Covenants

    19 November 2010

    A Restrictive Covenant is a promise by a landowner not to use their land in a specified way or not to do certain things on it.

  • Sharing the developer’s profit

    25 June 2010

    RSLs are increasingly funding regeneration schemes by way of profit sharing with developers. This inbrief guides RSLs on what to watch for in negotiating and documenting overage payments in order to secure maximum profits

  • Using celebrities in advertising

    03 September 2009

    Advertising often uses a reference to celebrity to create an impact. Sometimes this is done by agreement, and in return for a substantial fee, but sometimes, it is done without permission. Although this may not breach any laws or regulations, it should only be done after a careful analysis of all the risks.

  • Product Placement and the AVMS Directive

    03 September 2009

    The rules relating to product placement in EU television programming are undergoing significant reform. Under the Audiovisual Media Services (“AVMS”) Directive, adopted on 11th December 2007, Member States are expressly permitted to allow product placement in respect of certain broad categories of programme for the first time.

  • Design Protection

    27 December 2008

    For many years, the law has allowed businesses to protect certain types of design, but recent years have brought substantial changes to design law both in the UK and in Europe, with the harmonisation of national design law in the various EU member states and the introduction of the Community design.

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