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What do Snoop Dogg, Donald Trump and Nike Have in Common?

August 14, 2018

ANSWER: all of them have recently been involved in some juicy examples of trademark litigation. Since trademarks are typically one of a company’s most valuable assets, brand owners frequently go to great lengths to protect them. Trademarks potentially give everlasting monopoly rights, so a great deal is at stake in these often fierce and protracted battles. Here’s a roundup o...

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How is the ICO Handling GDPR Data Breaches?

August 3, 2018

And so, another high-profile data breach hits the headlines. The Dixons data breach In June this year, it was announced that Dixons Carphone (owners of Currys, PC World, Carphone Warehouse and Dixons) had suffered a data breach affecting 1.2 million individuals when their processing systems were infiltrated by hackers. The breach occur...

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Trademarks | Are They Really Worth It?

July 31, 2018

As part of the anticipation and enthusiasm of starting a new business, entrepreneurs typically settle on a trading name, secure domain name and often incorporate their business at Companies House. Does this protect the brand itself though? The short answer is no. Brand protection, such as trademark, is a separate consideration which is not achieved by these measures and which often goes neglected. Here at LawBite we are fre...

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Business Law | How LawBite Works

July 27, 2018

My name’s Alla Fairbrother and I am one of the LawBrief lawyers who work through the LawBite platform, you can see my full LawBrief profile here. Having worked as an in-house lawyer in a few different sectors and with many legal advice providers, I can say the LawBite platform offers a refreshingly different approach to providing quality business legal a...

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Exploring Our New Suite of Trademark Products

July 25, 2018

As with GDPR, intellectual property (IP) including trademark protection is something that all businesses should consider putting in place. With this in mind, we are excited to announce that we have just launched a collection of trademark-related products to help our start-up, SME and more established clients in their brand protection efforts....

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GDPR | How Enforcement is Starting to Take Place

July 19, 2018

The first hints of a new, tougher approach towards tackling bad practice in handing personal data are now starting to hit the headlines.  In the past few weeks, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made public statements as to its intentions under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is not something to be taken lightly. Although the excitement of GDPR and a new era of...

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The EU is Still Looking to Change Copyright Law

July 17, 2018

The Copyright Directive As we’ve recently experienced with data protection and GDPR, legislators aren’t immune to revisiting outdated laws in an effort to bring them in line with the modern digital age. EU copyright law is no exception and is now getting similar treatment in the form of a proposed new Copyright Directive with the aim of protecting copyright holders and creating a more level playi...

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The US Answer to GDPR, California Dream or a Data Protection Nightmare?

July 13, 2018

It seems that all we have heard about for the past year is GDPR, and it’s not over yet. Just this week we’ve heard how the UK data watchdog intends to fine Facebook the maximum amount of £500,000 for a data breach. Just as the dust starts to settle, and the influx of consent emails from big companies dies down, ...

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Breaking the Mould | The LawBite Approach to Legal Advice

July 10, 2018

The legal market is full of law firms and other legal advice providers claiming to be different but here at LawBite we truly believe we are breaking the mould in how we approach and deliver legal advice. You can read here just how LawBite works. I’m a lawyer working with LawBriefs (the SRA regulated Law Firm which provides advice through ...

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What you need to know about contacting customers post GDPR

July 3, 2018

Now the dust has settled a little around GDPR, here at LawBite we are frequently asked about how businesses can continue to contact their customers in the post-GDPR world. When considering what is ok within GDPR, it is important to consider why you are making the contact- perhaps marketing, maybe to inform your customers about some changes to your services, or possibly you need information for legal or regulatory pur...

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Coming and Going: Working with Temporary Workers (Part 2)

June 26, 2018

Following on from our post last week which focused on agency workers and apprenticeships, here we discuss the use of interns and zero hour contracts. Interns No legal definition of an intern exists, although certain elements tend to characterise the arrangement. Internships prov...

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Coming and Going: Working with Temporary Workers (Part 1)

June 21, 2018

Temporary working relationships are valuable resource for new and expanding small businesses. They help businesses expand incrementally without adding greatly to the coast and complexity of running the organisation at times of fluctuation and great change. You can find that the regulatory environment concerning funding, corporate governance and so on is complicated enough, without triggering the need to comply with numerous...

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Are the contracts you have with the suppliers who handle your customers’ data GDPR compliant?

June 19, 2018

From a practical perspective, proactive management of suppliers is often a useful and effective way to ensure your suppliers deliver. However, it is important to ensure you have a written contract in place to outline the service you require, the date and time of delivery, fees and all other obligations of the supplier. Take a look here to find out exactly ...

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Do I have a contract in place?

June 12, 2018

Often within business, owners, management and employees are faced with the question: “Do we have a contract in place?” For example, you may have a dispute with your customer or supplier, or questions have been raised about your role in a particular business relationship (such as the scope of works agreed), volumes and description of produ...

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13 Questions Your T&Cs Can Answer to Keep Your Business Safer – Without Harming Your Marketing & Sales

June 5, 2018

Ok, enough of GDPR for a moment. I’m sure you’ve reached your limit and the GDPR hangover has well and truly kicked in so let’s take a look at something related (in terms of clarity with your customers) but different. We know you have a lot to juggle as an entrepreneur. From idea to product, finance to marketing, GDPR compliance to suppliers ……there’s a lot to think about. ...

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