GDPR One Year On_ Continuing Compliance

One year on…Why GDPR non-compliance could cost you your business

May 13, 2019

A data protection breach post-GDPR is a threat to any business, make sure you understand the consequences… The first anniversary of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is on 25 May 2019. Organisations of any size who process personal data have obligations to comply with the GDPR, which includes a prohibition on u...

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Trademarks – it’s not all in the name

April 30, 2019

When thinking about trademarks, it is probably brand names and logos which are called to mind and most readily associated with this type of intellectual property. The reach of trademark protection, however, is in fact far broader than these types of marks and extends to the less traditional world of colours (see our post about ...

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Can copyright accommodate artificial intelligence_

Can copyright accommodate artificial intelligence?

April 18, 2019

Whether and to what extent humans should and could be replaced by machines has become somewhat of a hot topic of late. Self-driving vehicles are practically on the verge of becoming mainstream and a painting created entirely by artificial intelligence (AI) was recently the first to go under the hammer at a major art auction (for nearly half a million dollars no less!). ...

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top 5 tips for selling your business

Top five tips for selling your business

April 12, 2019

If your business is profitable, growing, has a good brand and reputation, you may well find that suitable buyers start to find you. Many small business owners make mistakes when selling their companies and lose thousands of pounds because they are not ready to start the process. In this blog, you will...

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Key tips for ensuring your website terms & conditions are enforceable

5 Key tips for ensuring your website terms & conditions are enforceable

April 5, 2019

Are you confident that if your website terms and conditions were challenged they would give you the legal rights and protections you need? As discussed in our blog post Website Terms and Conditions – Lega...

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Copyright the basics

Copyright law: the basics

April 3, 2019

What is copyright law? All too often, small companies are so focused on trading that they neglect this important side of their business. It is essential for business owners to understand why copyrights are important. In this blog post, Laura Symons, ...

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EU Copyright Directive

EU Copyright Directive: one step closer to reality

March 29, 2019

At LawBite our IP LawBriefs always stay on top of major changes, news or implications to our clients. After a lengthy process that has been ongoing across Europe and the UK one of our experts, Laura Symons has some informed commentary that you should be aware of if your business operates online. ...

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Five Top Tips For Commercial Lease Renewals

Five Top Tips For Commercial Lease Renewals

March 27, 2019

If you own a business and lease your premises, an ever-present source of worry is often ‘what happens when my lease comes to an end?’.  This blog may be of help to you! One of LawBite’s top Property Experts – Ashley Gurr sha...

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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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