Trademarks | Are They Really Worth It?

July 31, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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Directive As we’ve recently experienced with data protection and GDPR, legislators aren’t immune to revisiting outdated laws in an effort to bring them in line with the modern digital age.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
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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
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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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