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An Introduction to Trade Marks

31 July, 2019 Author: Eliza O’Grady

The Trade Marks Act 1996 (as amended by the European Union (Trade Marks) Regulations 2018) defines a trade mark as “any sign which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings”. What is a trade mark? A trade mark may consist of words, designs, letters and numerals. […]

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GDPR: One Year On

3 June, 2019 Author: Laura Myles

25th May 2019 marked the first anniversary of [General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679] (the “GDPR”). The GDPR governs the processing of personal data of EU data subjects. It modernised and sought to harmonise the collection of previous data protection laws in Europe in a way which enhances a data subject’s rights and at the […]

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Directors’ Declaration of Solvency

31 May, 2019 Author: John Darby

A recent judgment by the UK High Court, LRH Services Limited (In liquidation) –v- Trew [2018] EWHC 600 (Ch), highlights the potential risks for directors in making a statement of solvency about a company without having made a full inquiry into its affairs. The Case LRH Services Limited (In liquidation) (“LRH”), acting by its liquidators, […]

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Introductions to Media Mergers

13 August, 2018 Author: Alastair Baird

The merger notification process was simplified by the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 which came into force on the 31st October 2014 (the “Act”). While this was not the primary aim of the Act, it has provided much needed clarity with the merger process. This article will focus on the existing media merger control […]

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GDPR: Data Protection Officers

28 May, 2018

A Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) is the person responsible within an organisation for monitoring and facilitating its compliance with the GDPR. The DPO (whether an employee or contractor) must report to the highest level of management and, where appointed, will have a specific role to fulfil within the context of the GDPR. This is described […]

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