Upcoming employment law changes that every employer should know

September 6, 2019

As a business operating in the UK, whether you have a couple of contractors working for you or have several employees, it is imperative that you are aware of your employment law obligations. Your employees may be smiling now – they may even nod emphatically when you beam indulgently and remind them that ‘a smile is the curve that sets everything straight’ – but they won’t be...

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brexit webinar series

Brexit webinar series: Translating Brexit for Businesses

August 30, 2019

How will Brexit change the game for businesses? With Brexit negotiations still ongoing, you are possibly feeling confused about what actions you should be taking to best prepare your business. Is there anything you can start doing now? Throughout the Brexit process, our expert lawyers will be sharing their perspectives on the key challenges ahead, helping you to better unde...

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Adidas Loses 3-stripes Trademarks battle in Europe

Adidas loses one of its 3-stripes trademarks, keep reading because it can also happen to your business…

July 8, 2019

Adidas has been unsuccessful in an attempt to expand its trademark three-stripe design in the EU after a court ruled it was not “distinctive” enough.  “The mark is not a pattern mark composed of a series of regularly repetitive elements, but an ordinary figurative mark,” the court said. ...

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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, ...

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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 vi...

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