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Superdry, shedding the hoodie for a lawsuit against ASOS

17 Sep 2021

Fashion retailer ASOS have come under fire from Superdry for trade mark infringement for the use of the word ‘Osaka’. In this article, IP Senior Associate Humna Nadim outlines the details of the case brought against ASOS.

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Running a social media “competition” within the UK? Here are some rules to be aware of

16 Sep 2021

Online competition and giveaways are an increasingly popular method of promotional marketing. In this article, the Kuits Commercial team look at what businesses need to be careful of when running online competitions or giveaways.

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Directors’ personal liability for IP infringements committed by their company

10 Sep 2021

Whilst a limited company is considered a distinct legal entity from its directors, this does not mean that the company’s directors are protected from personal liability. In this article, IP Partner Claire Meyers outlines how directors can be held liable in some cases of IP infringement.

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DCMS announces preferred new Information Commissioner

06 Sep 2021

The DCMS has announced its preferred new Information Commissioner and along with this, confirmed the Government’s post-Brexit intentions for data adequacy partnerships with other countries. In this article, our Data Protection specialist Rebecca Bainbridge discusses this news.

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Disclosure letters: the importance of being properly advised

01 Sep 2021

Whatever the value of your company or business sale or purchase, the disclosure letter will play a key part, and more often than not, there will be significant consequences of “getting it right” versus “getting it wrong”. Corporate Solicitor Rhian Gwilt explains in our latest article.

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Your data for a drink - a fair swap?

18 Aug 2021

With the rise of mobile apps at restaurants and bars to take customers’ orders since the pandemic, questions from the ICO are now being raised on just how much information such apps really need, and whether or not customers truly know how their data is being handled. Associate Rebecca Bainbridge dissects in our latest article.

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HMRC ‘name and shame’: minimum wage

13 Aug 2021

HMRC has published a list of 191 companies who paid their workers less than the national minimum wage between 2011 – 2018. In this article, the Kuits Employment team look at the Government’s new naming and shaming scheme and explain why it is more important than ever to know the law around national minimum wage.

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UKIPO funded Intellectual Property audits

03 Aug 2021

The UKIPO have announced they will be running an Intellectual Property Audit sponsorship scheme until March 2022, providing grants to make the audits more accessible than ever to businesses. In this article, the Kuits IP team go over what an IP audit is and why they are so important for a business.

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ESG considerations: why is this important for your business?

29 Jul 2021

In this article, the Kuits Corporate team explain exactly what Environmental Social and Governance considerations are and why taking them into account can have a positive financial impact on your business.

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Give me one good reason: the importance of establishing the grounds for dismissal

23 Jul 2021

Employment Senior Associate Claire Hollins discusses the importance of an employer establishing the grounds for dismissal of their employees.

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Tougher Rules on Article 4 Directions Introduced

22 Jul 2021

In this article, Planning Associate Victoria Leam discusses the new rules for Councils regarding the Article 4 Directions.

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Quick-fire Parental Responsibility decision making guide

21 Jul 2021

Family Senior Associate Madelaine Hailey has prepared a quick-fire guide to common parenting decisions and the circumstances in which you need to consult the other parent, inform them after the event, or neither.

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Preventing discrimination in the workplace

20 Jul 2021

The Kuits Employment team considers what an employer can do to prevent discrimination from occurring in the workplace.

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CLUED applications: what they are and why they may be useful to property owners

16 Jul 2021

Planning Law Specialist Victoria Leam looks over the recent case of R (Ocado Retail Ltd) v London Borough of Islington and why the decision is important to property owners seeking lawful use through a CLUED.

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A ‘sound’ decision by the General Court of the European Union

15 Jul 2021

IP Senior Associate Humna Nadim analyses the first ruling of the General Court of the European Union on a sound mark submitted in an audio format.

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Shareholders be aware: pre-emption rights and compulsory transfer provisions for private companies

13 Jul 2021

As a shareholder of a company, do you have pre-emption rights? Corporate Senior Associate Sandra Crichton sets out the importance of pre-emption rights and how they can protect your business and your interests. 

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Forgotten to renew your trade mark?

02 Jul 2021

One of the advantages of a registered trade mark is that it can last indefinitely. However, this is only providing that it is renewed every 10 years, and the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, may mean that many businesses have missed renewal dates for their trade marks. In this article, Trade Mark Solicitor Helen […]

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Class E to residential rights

30 Jun 2021

As the curtain closes on the office to residential permitted development (PD) right, there is a distinct possibility that its swan song will be drowned out by the opening act of the new, class E to residential PD rights, which come into force on 1 August 2021. In this article, Planning Associate Victoria Leam looks […]

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Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014

28 Jun 2021

In this article, Competition Law Specialist Claire Meyers looks at what was included in the Competition and Markets Authority 2014 “Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order”, and why the order is so important for Healthcare providers to take note of in the present day.

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Completion accounts

28 Jun 2021

In this article, Corporate Partner Helen Mather discusses how completion accounts are useful to protect buyers from overpaying for a business.

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Return to the office: Next steps: HR Breakfast Club

25 Jun 2021

At our HR Breakfast Club on Thursday 26th June, our team of expert employment law solicitors went through the next steps in regards to office reopenings and how employers can ensure the safety of all their employees. The team also be gave their usual case law update.

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HMRC will no longer physically stamp documents

25 Jun 2021

Last week, HMRC announced that the process of manually stamping documents will be going digital from mid-July. In this article, the Kuits Corporate team look at what this now means for businesses.

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Affordable housing for the local community: First Homes

22 Jun 2021

Planning Associate Victoria Leam and Trainee Solicitor Zoe Bennett discuss the different aspects to the new First Homes Scheme that has been launched by MHCLG, aimed at helping young people and key workers get on the property ladder for the first time.

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Divorce and the Family Business

21 Jun 2021

Our Senior Family Lawyer Colin Davies explores how the family business can be protected when couples that are shareholders go through a divorce.

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