September 2013

New Intellectual Property Laws in force on 1 October 2013

30-09-2013 10:38

Several new laws concerning Intellectual Property come into force on 1 October 2013.

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Information Commissioner’s Office publishes guidance for companies receiving unwanted marketing

26-09-2013 10:02

The Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) has published some helpful guidance for companies wanting to reduce unwanted direct marketing.

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Government Proposals for costs protection measures in defamation and privacy cases

23-09-2013 10:07

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.

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New Guidance on property issues for small business owners

19-09-2013 09:50

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.

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Amendments to the Equality Act 2010

16-09-2013 10:19

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set out in the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) which protected an employee from third party harassment are being repealed.

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Nominet announces registration policy review

12-09-2013 10:11

Nominet, the internet registry which manages .uk domain name registrations, has announced a review of its fairly open registration policy.

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Consequence of Civil Jackson Reforms on Application for Relief from Sanction

09-09-2013 09:20

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.

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New Employee Shareholder Status

05-09-2013 09:55

The new Employee Shareholder status came into effect on 1 September 2013. 

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“Superfast” patents ruled out

03-09-2013 15:01

We previously reported in an earlier blog entry that the Intellectual Property Office (the IPO) was looking for views on proposals for a superfast patent application process.

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