August 2013

Intellectual Property: Did you know…?

29-08-2013 11:46

Did you know that unless specifically provided for by contract, the first owner of copyright is (usually) the creator of the copyright work?

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Financial Advertising Code changes

27-08-2013 12:07

As we reported in April, the Financial Services Authority was replaced by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Did you know the words you use in a termination letter can change a mutually agreed termination into a dismissal?!

22-08-2013 10:13

We can find an example of this in practice on the case of Francis v Pertemps.  In this case Mr Francis was no longer
required by the company within which Pertemps had placed him.  The company was identified in his contract of

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The Ketchup case and “Good Faith” clauses

19-08-2013 11:05

In 2012, the High Court heard a case between an NHS Trust and a catering company.
The dispute involved numerous breaches of contract, including breach of a “good
faith” clause.

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The importance of ‘Subject to Contract’ in negotiations

15-08-2013 11:08

The recent case of Newbury v Sun Microsystems in the High Court demonstrated the importance of the heading ‘subject to contract’ in contractual negotiations.

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Information Commissioner’s Office launches new Code of Practice

12-08-2013 11:42

The Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) has launched a new Code of Practice aimed at helping organisations with subject access requests from individuals.

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Ministry of Justice issues guidance on marketing for Claims Management Companies

08-08-2013 11:03

The Ministry of Justice has published a Guidance Note to offer advice and assistance to Claims Management Companies in complying with the law applicable to advertising and marketing.

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Intellectual Property Office launches service to assist businesses understand copyright

05-08-2013 09:30

On 30 July 2013, the Intellectual Property Minister, Lord Younger, announced a new service to be operated by the Intellectual Property Office (the IPO) to help businesses understand copyright law.

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