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  • Context crucial to interpreting HR data correctly

    25 October 2017

    Lewis Silkin's Chief People Officer, Penny Newman shares her thoughts in an article for HRmagazine exploring the importance of analysing people data intelligently and ensuring that context is always taken into account.

  • Adding context to recruitment

    25 October 2017

    In an article for The Times, Chief People Officer Penny Newman outlines the benefits of using the Contextual Recruitment System (CRS), a tool that recruiters use to take account of applicants different backgrounds.

  • New ACAS guidance on mental health in the workplace

    25 October 2017

    Mental illness costs employers in the UK a lot of money – up to £30 billion each year in lost production, absence and recruitment costs according to Acas, which has recently published a guide to “promoting positive mental health in the workplace”.

  • Cybersecurity risks for eCommerce companies particularly in light of the GDPR

    24 October 2017

    Senior Associate, Bryony Long has commented in an article for Essential retail which takes a look at how the new GDPR rules will impact cybersecurity.

  • Employment Tribunal fees - refunds begin

    24 October 2017

    After an unexpectedly lengthy wait, the Government has launched the first stage of its scheme for refunding Employment Tribunal (“ET”) fees following the Supreme Court’s decision that the fees system was unlawful.

  • Progress on the Parental Bereavement Bill

    23 October 2017

    The purpose of the proposed Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill (“the Bill”) is to provide a statutory right to paid leave for employed parents who suffer the loss of a child. Previous attempts to introduce paid leave in these circumstances over the past few years have been unsuccessful. However, this Bill - introduced into Parliament in July - has the support of the Government and is likely to become law.

  • Mock mediation

    19 October 2017

    Workplace mediation can be an effective way of nipping difficult issues in the bud, “resetting” dysfunctional working relationships, and resolving serious disputes without resorting to formal legal proceedings.

  • Jonathan Carr comments for the Raconteur: I liked the people so I bought the company

    18 October 2017

    Jonathan Carr has commented in an article for the Raconteur which discusses Google's $1.1 billion acquisition of 2,000 HTC staff.

  • Press Release: Lewis Silkin wins double Bronze at Digital Impact Awards 2017

    18 October 2017

    Lewis Silkin were shortlisted for its efforts in "Best digital rebrand" and "Best use of digital from the professional services sector." This marks a significant achievement to the hard work of all those involved including the Brand creation team at Living group.

  • French In-House Legal Forum: Towards Brexit: The “Repeal Bill” and its implications for business

    17 October 2017

    Dans cette session, nous discuterons des implications juridiques et commerciales de la nouvelle « Repeal Bill » ou « European Union (Withdrawal) Bill » qui sera adoptée par un vote final le 21 septembre 2017.

  • Lewis Silkin acknowledged in The Times: Common law libel rules unaffected

    17 October 2017

    Lewis Silkin have been acknowldged in an article for The Times which discusses a number of cases including Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd, Lachaux v Evening Standard Ltd & Lachaux v AOL (UK) Ltd.

  • The Legal 500 ranks Lewis Silkin’s employment practice in the top tier again

    16 October 2017

    Lewis Silkin has again achieved Legal 500 Tier 1 rankings for Employment: London and Employment: Thames Valley as well as retaining its ranking in Employment: Cardiff.

  • Plain packaging: who's next?

    16 October 2017

    Senior Associate, Alan Hunt has been quoted in an article for The Grocer which assesses how the plain packaging of tobacco might impact other UK product branding.

  • Alex Kelham comments for Sports Market Intelligence: The lion's share: Premier League v UKIP

    13 October 2017

    Alex Kelham’s article has been published in SportCal which discusses the new UKIP lion (logo) and its possible trade mark infringement on The Premier League.

  • Lewis Silkin achieves top tier rankings again in this year's Legal 500 UK

    13 October 2017

    It has been another great year of results for Lewis Silkin to maintain top-tier rankings in brand management, employment and media and entertainment and moving up the rankings in two practice areas.

  • Brands and IP newsnotes - issue 6

    13 October 2017

    Welcome to the 6th edition of our Brands & IP newsnotes put together to bring you the latest, and most interesting legal developments affecting intellectual property law. In this issue we cover; battlegrounds on Amazon listings, whether prestigious brands can prevent their resellers from selling online, the EU's position paper on IP rights, an quick guide on rights for designs, and trade mark infringements.

  • Brexit: EU position paper on IP rights (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 6)

    13 October 2017

    On 6 September 2017 the European Commission published its wish list for how it hoped IP rights would be treated by the EU and the UK after Brexit. Five general recommendations were made, as follows:

  • Servicing trade mark infringement (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 6)

    13 October 2017

    The use of a third party trademark to provide information or describe a service being offered does not necessarily constitute trademark infringement. Where the use of a trade mark goes beyond that and creates an impression in the average consumer that the particular service is authorised by the trade mark owner, this will constitute an infringement.

  • Coty: Keeping up appearances (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 6)

    13 October 2017

    Can a prestigious brand prevent its resellers from selling online? The question was answered firmly in the negative by the European Court of Justice in 2011. In that case, the court said that the French pharmaceutical and cosmetic brand Pierre Fabre could not impose an outright ban on their resellers from selling online.

  • Vexed vexillologists: New battleground on Amazon listings (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 6)

    13 October 2017

    The UK’s Intellectual Property Enterprise Court recently found in favour of a brand whose Amazon listing had been high-jacked by a competitor. In very simple terms, manufacturers can create listings for their products on Amazon. Third parties can then add themselves to those listings, and whoever offers the cheapest price is automatically presented as the seller.

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