Trademark a colour? Louboutin’s signature red-soled shoe saga

October 30, 2018
trademark blog

Colour marks are relatively rare in the world of trademarks and court cases centred around them are rarer still. One very high-profile exception to this are the ongoing lawsuits involving protection of Christian Louboutin’s famous red-soled shoe as a trademark. Proving just how diverse and intricate arguments over what you can and cannot trademark protect can get in the realm of intellectual property (IP). Since th...

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GDPR Compliance | How to Handle Your Customers’ Data

October 25, 2018
GDPR advice

BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY are the biggest retail opportunities of the year for UK businesses. This year is the first time when businesses need to consider the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) in their preparation for Cyber Week. We will be running a free GDPR Update Webinar on 2 November at 12:30 pm that you are invited to attend by registering ...

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SME Roadmap Part 2 | Business Legal Advice for Start-ups

October 23, 2018
SME Roadmap

The SME Roadmap We recently published the SME Legal Roadmap – Part 1 where we discussed those early developmental stages of a business start-up.  LawBite is an experienced and trusted provider of expert business legal advice for start-ups and SMEs. This blog article is not a replacement for b...

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In-House Counsel | Working with LawBite

October 16, 2018
LawBite benefits

I started to work with the LawBite platform as a LawBrief having worked for many years as senior in-house counsel in a variety of different sectors and organisations. As an in-house lawyer I have experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of instructing and managing external legal advisers. In my experience, there are a number of key benefits which an external legal partner such as LawBriefs, which is fully...

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GDPR And Digital Marketing | Cyber Week 2018

October 11, 2018
cyber week

CYBER WEEK – Black Friday through to Cyber Monday around Thanksgiving in the US, and increasingly the days either side of these dates, is becoming by far the most lucrative online trading period of the year. LawBriefs lawyer, Barbara Jamieson, recently wrote on our blog about some of the key legal aspects for making your busines...

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SME Roadmap Part 1 | Business Legal Advice for Startups

October 9, 2018
roadmap

Introduction As part of our commitment to helping our network of SME and startups, we’ll be providing you with a 3 part series of blog articles which will help you navigate and plan your SME journey from start to finish. Or as we like to say at LawBite from ‘Idea to Ideal’. Enjoy the ride!! Business Structure – Sole Tr...

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GDPR Compliance For Cyber Week Success

October 4, 2018
cyber

In the next few weeks, businesses will be preparing for Cyber Week (otherwise known as ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’). If businesses want to make the most out of the most important retail event of the calendar year, it is imperative that they are aware of the legal restrictions around certain forms of marketing, and the legal implications of certain promotional activities that you may hav...

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Brexit Series Part 3 | Prepare Your Contracts for ‘No Deal’

October 2, 2018
BREXIT

Brexit-Proofing Your Contracts As another week passes, the politics behind Brexit continues to prevent businesses from receiving certainty as to what their relationship with EU customers and suppliers will be. Following the Labour Party conference in Liverpool and the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, will we see a continuation of a so-far ineffective and muddled approach or will a clear Brexit vision em...

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