For companies looking to protect their brands in the UK and across Europe more generally, it was, until recently, most cost effective to register trademarks with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Upon registration, the relevant intellectual property would be protected throughout the EU, including the UK.
On 29 October 2018, the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the 2018 Autumn Budget to the House of Commons. The generous Entrepreneurs’ Relief scheme has survived, however the conditions for qualification have tightened.
Picture the scene:
You’re a conscientious employer. You diligently follow data protection laws. One day, you discover your senior IT auditor has been running a slimming drug supply operation from the office mail room, but you let him off with a verbal warning.
GDPR is a new privacy law which governs the collection and use of data relating to all individuals within the EU. It will give people more rights and protection around how their personal data is processed, used and shared between and by organisations. It introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and gives people more say on what companies can do with their data. It also makes data protection rules more or less identical throughout the EU.
Alex McPherson is in The Lawyer Magazine with a 60 sec interview on agile working.
Caroline Sherrington & Gretchen Lennon discuss share options and implementing an appropriate scheme for employees in Tech City News
Alex McPherson presents on the future of law and what motivates millennials at the Thomson Reuters Entrepreneurial Law Firm Conference 2017
Caroline Sherrington & Helen Burt discuss trade marking and retaining ownership over the use of name and brand in Tech City News
Helen Burt argues that before you engage an outsourcing partner, it is important to protect your intellectual property