crypto blog

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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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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IP 2019

IP 2019 – Predictions and Insights

February 5, 2019

Following on from our intellectual property round-up of 2018 and now that we’ve rolled into the New Year, we wanted to take this opportunity to look ahead to upcoming developments in the field of IP. There is a lot expected to be happening and it’s essential that our clients are as well prepared a...

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Debt Recovery Pre-litigation Tips

January 31, 2019

Many business owners invest their time into making sure that their business is as profitable as possible. An essential part of that process is to take necessary steps to aid smooth and successful debt recovery where needed. At LawBite we are experts in Debt Recovery processes, designed to provide business owners with the best advice and assistance to recover their overdue payments. 5 pre-litigation ...

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GDPR’s First High Profile Victim – Google Fined 50 Million Euros

January 28, 2019

On 21 January 2019 the French data protection regulator CNIL imposed a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against Google LLC under the GDPR legislation. This is the first case involving a significant fine against a well-known company and provides some poignant lessons for other businesses in their efforts to remain fully GDPR compliant. Reasons ...

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SME Roadmap

The SME Roadmap Part 3

January 24, 2019

The final stop along the SME road will show you some of the legal pitfalls you might face during your business journey and the potential exit strategies which you may be able to use to cash-in on your success. This article is for guidance only and should not be used in replacement of professional legal advice.   Managing your legal risks Let’s be frank, bei...

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GDPR 2018

Data Protection – What Have We Learned From 2018?

January 18, 2019

So now we’ve entered 2019, it seems as good a time as any to stop and reflect on the action taken by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in 2018 with regards to data protection breaches, and consider what we can learn going forward to ensure that your business is not subject to a fine for breach of the new data protection legislation (GDPR). Back in July of 2018 we began to cover the emerging tr...

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IP 2018

Intellectual Property Law Important Changes in 2018

January 16, 2019

Although 2018 is more likely to be remembered as the year in which the dreaded GDPR came into force, there was also a good deal of action on the intellectual property (IP) front. To recap on the main events of the year here is a round-up of some of the more interesting IP law cases involving trademark and copyright issues.   Stretching copyright a step too far Did ...

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Brexit Contract Law

Brexit Impact on Commercial Contracts

January 8, 2019

As the final outcome of the Government’s negotiations in relation to the Brexit deal continue to be uncertain, many in our SME client network are becoming increasingly worried about how to ‘Brexit-Proof’ their business to the best degree possible. Commercial contracts are one of the very important elements of business that could be significantly impacted upon by Brexit. With all options appearing to b...

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domain disputes

How to Handle a Domain Name Dispute

January 3, 2019

Given the reliance we all place on the internet nowadays, websites are one of the key ways to market and sell products and most businesses own at least one internet domain name. Before settling on a trading name, savvy entrepreneurs will always check to see that the corresponding domain name (in some format or another) is available so that their online presence is easy to find by customers (e.g. www....

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