The Insolvency Service is to be given powers to investigate directors of companies that have been dissolved, closing a legal loophole and acting as a strong deterrent against the misuse of the dissolution process.
Marks & Spencer has this month filed a claim against Aldi claiming Aldi’s Cuthbert has violated its intellectual property in Colin.
The loss of mental capacity of a director, partner or shareholder could be devastating for a business unless there are the necessary safeguards in place.
On 1 January 2021, following the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK’s data protection laws were changed. Out went the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, and in came the UK’s very own version of the GDPR.
IR35, intermediaries’ legislation, off-payroll rules, agency rules. So much jargon! And so many ways in which a contractor/consultant can engage with your business.
In my last column, I looked back at 2020 from an information law perspective. It’s safe to say that no-one would have predicted a year like 2020. And so it’s with some trepidation that I look forward to what we might expect in the year to come.
Trademarks are a headache. Trademarks for foreign countries are even worse. You just found out that a US trademark won’t apply in the UK, and who even knows if they work in the EU (they don’t, by the way).
The introduction of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“CIGA”) in June 2020 was one of the many preventative measures taken by the UK Government in an attempt to safeguard the economy in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
With the headlines this autumn continuing to be dominated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you may have missed some significant developments in the world of data protection.
With the UK set to leave the EU in a matter of months, leading lawyers are issuing a call to businesses across sectors to make 11th hour preparations to secure their workforces before Brexit.