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European Union trade mark changes coming soon
If you or your business hold a European Union trade mark (EUTM), there’s a change in procedure that you should know about.
The transition period …
What happens when Find a Tender Service replaces OJEU?
When the Brexit transition ends at 11pm on 31 December, a new service replaces the EU’s OJEU – here’s what you need to know.
ICO fines hotel group for data breach
A global hotel group has been fined after a four year old data breach was identified, even though the business was in different hands when the cyber-attack originally occurred. Here’s how historic breaches can bite.
Pay promptly or pay the price!
Alison Walton, Head of Public Procurement, explores the regime in place to encourage prompt payment within supply chains and the implications that late payment …
Zero value tenders – are they valid?
Whether you’re a contracting authority, a contractor or supplier, a new ruling has changed how proposed fees in bids should be assessed. Our public procurement experts explain.
Make your mark
Banksy’s ‘flower bomber’ case highlights trade mark pitfalls for businesses, explains George Festing, our IP disputes specialist.
Five ways to stop others using your kitchen and bathroom construction plans
Tired of having your kitchen or bathroom designs ‘stolen’ and used by cheaper suppliers? It’s a frustration you can avoid, says Alex Craig – Head of Intellectual Property at law firm Muckle LLP.
Changes to how hospitality businesses should collect data
If you’re in hospitality, sport, leisure or tourism there are new requirements for collecting visitor’s personal data. Here’s a really quick update to explain what’s now required by law.
Do you have a pending European trade mark?
If you have a European Trade Mark (EUTM), that’s still classed as pending on 31 December 2020, did you know can apply to register a comparable UK trade mark (UKTM) in the nine months following EU Exit Day?
Can’t meet face to face? Don’t let that hold corporate governance back
We explain how the amendments to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 can help businesses keep their shareholders and members safe now and into 2021.