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GDPR – The Time Is Now [2017 Update]

We are now on the home straight; the final nine months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on 25 May 2018. GDPR will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), which has lived through the creation of WiFi and the iPhone, and so GDPR will provide a much-needed technological update on existing requirements, as well as harmonising data protection laws across Europe.

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Pushy parenting or a necessary business move?

It has been revealed that former Spice Girl and fashion designer Victoria Beckham (VB) has applied to register her daughter’s name “Harper Beckham” as a trade mark in both the UK and Europe.

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Let’s be clear – the importance of unambiguous drafting on contracts revisited

When contracts are signed on a deal, it is always hoped that they go in a drawer to gather dust, never to be referred to again. However, a recent case has shown the importance of getting a contract right in the drafting stage, to avoid arguments in the future.

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Bentley Motors Loses Trade Mark Battle

David has triumphed over Goliath once more in the battle of the brands as Bentley Motors, the luxury carmaker, loses a trade mark invalidity action against Manchester clothing company Bentley.

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