Intellectual property

Say cheese! (Not all parties were smiling after this judgement)

March 20, 2019

Whilst copyright generally protects a wide variety of subject matter, a Dutch company recently tried to stretch this form of IP protection too far by arguing it should extend to the taste of a food product. In this case, a spreadable cheese dip. We salute their inventive arguments but, unsurprisingly (in our view at least), the claim failed. The case ...

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debt recovery

4 Top Tips On Business Debt Management

March 18, 2019

At LawBite we’ve worked with many thousands of businesses and entrepreneurs, so we know that even the most successful organisations constantly battle with demands on their cashflow.  Outstanding debts, either short or long-term, can cause a lot of stresses on any business (and the management team!) and very often a lot of the time these can be prevented. LawBite’s entire business model has been designed to make ...

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Brexit Deal or no deal

Brexit: Deal, or no deal?

March 12, 2019

The Prime Minister proceeds, or not, and a nation waits. Companies are suffering from cramps because they’ve been sitting on their hands for so long, waiting for a clear indication as to the direction in which the countries of the UK are being taken. The EU is moving in ways to protect itself, whatever the outcome of these negotiations. Droppin...

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Women in business

Women in business

March 8, 2019

While the business world is slowly embracing the inclusion of more women in boardrooms, the number of women in leadership roles is still far from being on a par with their male counterparts. The number of women in positions of leadership has increased and is showing signs of continuing the trend in every sector of business life. ...

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no deal Brexit implications

Implications for Business and Trade of a No Deal Exit on 29 March 2019

March 6, 2019

The Government’s primary aim is to ensure that the UK leaves the EU on 29 March with a negotiated deal which will honour the result of the referendum. However, as a responsible government, it continues to plan for all eventualities, including one in which the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Over recent months, the Government has undertaken sig...

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Buying or Selling a Leasehold Business? Key things to consider

February 26, 2019

If you are considering buying or selling a Leasehold business, one of the first things you will have to think about will be the Lease itself.  What are your options, and what procedures will need to be followed? This blog post addresses some of those considerations to help you navigate this important area. Existing Lease Terms ...

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Commercial property leasing

Commercial Property Contracts – To review or not to review? That is the question

February 20, 2019

A key question facing both landlord and tenants when negotiating commercial property lease terms is whether to fix the rent across the whole term, or whether to include a rent review clause/s mid-term, and if so whether those rent review clauses should be on a fixed basis or an open market basis.   As this is a crucial aspect of any commercial le...

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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain – What are they and how might they impact businesses?

February 14, 2019

As cryptocurrency and blockchain become mainstream terms there are many views on these relatively new concepts including those of governments, authorities and regulators. So, what’s the real story? Is cryptocurrency a safe investment, and should businesses use blockchain technology? Cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency, in short, is digital currency which is traded and opera...

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What happens to Intellectual Property rights if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal?

February 12, 2019

If you haven’t already registered a UK trademark for your rights, now is a good time to do so. And if you were hesitating the below will explain why should start your registration now. With the prospect of a no deal Brexit s...

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Website Terms and Conditions – Legal Requirements

February 7, 2019

Nearly every website has a link to its terms and conditions (Ts and Cs) but this document will vary from business to business and you may need more than one set of terms and conditions for your website. Website terms and conditions are different to the Ts and Cs needed for e-commerce for the selling of goods and/or services online. Website Ts and Cs normally exist in a bundle with and link to: Acceptable Use Policy, Privacy...

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