A branding challenge toppled the golden arches when a small Irish fast food company managed to block the international McDonald's food chain from trademarking the terms Big Mac and Mc throughout Europe.
If Facebook and other social media platforms appear to have a cart-blanche ‘we can use your images’ policy then why can’t you do the same and use other people’s images without asking for permission first? After all, it’s better to apologise later than ask first, right?
The Health & Safety Executive has powers to prosecute companies and directors, in their personal capacity, for breaches of health and safety law. This can result in very substantial fines and potentially custodial sentences for directors.
In 2013 the civil courts underwent a substantial change, known as the Jackson Reforms.
Whether or not a tenant has breached their repair covenant is one of the more common bones of contention between landlords and tenants.
Three legal specialists from Portsmouth have had cause to leave their offices at 1000 Lakeside as client cases demanded they fly out to three different continents across the world.
Recruitment consultants: are you owed fees?
Scotland may have voted to preserve the Union, but Scottish civil law is (and always has been) distinct from the law of England & Wales. In fact there are some quite drastic differences in law, as well as more subtle variations in process and procedure.
When businesses are in dispute it is often because they have different perceptions of what was agreed when the deal was done.
Sadly, this has been a fact of life for many commercial landlords in recent years and the obvious question for many is “will I get paid and if so, when?”