Brexit and GDPR – ICO Fines and Data Breaches

November 27, 2018
GDPR

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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What is a Trademark?

November 21, 2018
trademark law

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
BREXIT

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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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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Brexit Latest | No Deal Impact Papers

September 25, 2018
brexit latest

As we move closer to the Brexit deadline, we are starting to hear more and more about the ‘No Deal’ scenario. But what does this really mean for UK and EU businesses? There have now been a further two rounds of Brexit No Deal impact papers for businesses released by the UK Government since the first one which centred on the ...

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5 Tips for Reviewing Client Contracts

September 21, 2018
contract planning

With the summer period over, it’s time to take out the winter woollies, make yourself a hot chocolate and give yourself and your contracts some much needed TLC before the festive season kicks in. Q4 is a great opportunity to review your contracts and get them in great shape to take your business into 2019. With a 2 Part Blog Series, Lawbrief Jennifer Cowan shall discuss all you need to know about client contracts t...

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Brexit Series Part 2 | No Deal Game Plan for SMEs

September 20, 2018
BREXIT

LawBrief solicitor Raza Naqvi has been providing his expert insight into the latest developments on Brexit. This week we are back with Part 2 of this 4 part series – ‘No Deal’ game plan for SMEs. As another week passes, the terms of  Brexit still lacks clarity. Yesterday’s summit in Salzburg shows that the Irish border...

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