December 27, 2017
The courts have delivered the latest ruling on the long-running issue of whether or not companies are able to trademark colours associated with their brands. In Red Bull GmbH v European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the European General Court (Second Chamber) (the Court) upheld the EUIPO’s decision to cancel two of Red Bull’s European “colour combination” trade marks for “lack of precision”. (more…)
December 15, 2017
There are a variety of reasons for experiencing problems with pay, whether you are an employee or contractor. The first thing we advise, is talk to your employer and find out why.
If you are struggling to get in contact with your employer, or can’t seem to agree on the amount you are owed– then you are well within your rights to challenge them.
If you choose to challenge them, you should act quickly. It is much harder to recuperate lost wages after 3 months from the date the problem arose. (more…)
November 28, 2017
The gig economy is a hot topic. Love it or loathe it, it is a way of working that seems set to stay. Characterised by payment per “gig”, it is seen by some as the ideal way of working flexibly but by others as an exploitative exercise that provides little or nothing in the way of workplace protections. (more…)
November 21, 2017
The North West Law Society Commerce & Industry Group Annual Dinner is an evening event of networking and dining to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
The prestigious event included a champagne reception, 4-course meal, live entertainment, and a charity auction and raffle. The ticket sales, auction and raffle raised an impressive £15,000, with all the proceeds going to the charity. (more…)
December 2, 2016
The Law Society Commerce & Industry Group North West Annual Dinner is an annual event where hundreds of guests from law firms around the North West gather to raise money for Cancer Research UK. This year the dinner took place on Friday 4th November 2016 at The Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester. (more…)