Several new laws concerning Intellectual Property come into force on 1 October 2013.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) has published some helpful guidance for companies wanting to reduce unwanted direct marketing.
The Government has announced a consultation on its proposals to help organisations and individuals, who would otherwise be restrained financially from doing so, to bring and defend defamation and privacy cases.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published guidance for small business owners aimed at helping them make decisions about premises, and deal with such issues as leases, property insurance, business rates, service charges, planning permission etc.
With effect from 1 October 2013 the provisions set out in the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) which protected an employee from third party harassment are being repealed.
Nominet, the internet registry which manages .uk domain name registrations, has announced a review of its fairly open registration policy.
On 1 April 2013 as part of a number of amendments to the Court rules, the rules relating to the circumstances in which a party whose case had been struck out for failing to comply with an Unless Order (where a party is Ordered to take a step in the action by a certain date, failing which their claim will be struck out) were tightened.
The new Employee Shareholder status came into effect on 1 September 2013.