Trademark Applications – 5 Tips to Get it Right

November 29, 2018
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As you may have noticed, we’ve been singing the praises and value of trademark protection in a few of our recent blog posts. Those who have been following will hopefully now (if you didn’t already!) understand exactly what a trademark is and isn’t...

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Brexit and GDPR – ICO Fines and Data Breaches

November 27, 2018
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And so we hear about more data protection breaches… the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) doesn’t seem to be relaxing the reins on GDPR enforcement anytime soon! Alongside the various big brands who have recently been in the headlines for their various data protection slip-ups, Brexit and its accompanying campaigns continue to loom large in th...

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Amazon Hit with Major Data Breach

November 23, 2018
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It has been widely reported this week that Amazon has suffered a major data breach which resulted in customer data including names and email addresses being disclosed on its website, right before the critical trading period around Black Friday. It is thought that a technical issue was ...

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IR35 | 10 Rules for Contractors

November 22, 2018
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On our blog earlier this month we discussed the effects of changes to the HMRC IR35 tax regulations on contractors and consultants following announcements in the Budget. These changes to the HMRC IR35 rules will have an impact not just on contractors but also business owners too. Here we provide you with 10 rules (below in italics) relating to this area of tax law and outline some of the complexities for w...

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What is a Trademark?

November 21, 2018
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We recently wrote about the importance of registering a trademark, but what is their fundamental purpose and how do we tell trademarks apart from other types of intellectual property (IP)? These are some of the business legal advice questions we get asked here at LawBite from time to time and this article is intended to help ...

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Brexit Series Part 4 | No Deal Game Plan for Financial Services Firms

November 15, 2018
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LawBriefs solicitor Raza Naqvi has been providing his expert insight into the latest developments on Brexit. This week we bring the final blog post in this 4 part series, taking a look at ‘Brexit for Financial Services Firms’. The UK financial regulators (the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Authority (PRA)) in their preparation for a “no-deal” Brexit have published three cons...

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Cyber Week | A Reminder of Advertising Do’s and Don’ts

November 13, 2018
CyberWeek Advertising Do's and Don'ts

As we approach the run-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, businesses will likely be in the final stages of preparing their advertising and marketing campaigns. Last year on Black Friday in the UK, a whopping £1.4 billion was spent on online sales. For businesses to make the most out of this high-profile, busy sales period and retail event of the calendar year, �...

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Brexit No Deal | Advice for SMEs

November 8, 2018
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An article in the Evening Standard earlier this week on new research into the effects of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit has provided some figures on what this might mean for SMEs in London and the South-East. Populous World, who conducted the study, is ...

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LawBite Multi-User Feature | How To Use

November 6, 2018
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LawBite’s Multi-User feature allows businesses to manage all their legal requirements from a single company account. Multi-User provides up to 50 individual logins for the same company, with two levels of access: Company Manager and Company Member.   ...

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IR35 Using Contractors | Budget 2018

November 6, 2018
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Philip Hammond has spoken … and the changes to the IR35 regulations and off-payroll hiring introduced to the public sector in 2017 will now also apply to “large” and “medium” sized private sector enterprises with effect from 2020. We discussed the importance of professional business legal advice when considering the basis with which you work with different groups of people such...

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