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Important changes to trade mark law in the UK

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Significant changes to the law relating to registered trade marks in the United Kingdom will take effect on 14 January 2019. Based on an EU Directive which comes into force through the Trade Mark Regulations 2018, they will apply irrespective of Brexit...

Software supplied as a download is not a sale of goods

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A recent judgment in the Court of Appeal has finally clarified the legal status of software provided in the form of a download. The decision in Computer Associates UK Limited v The Software Incubator Limited held that software provided in the form of a...

Shareholder decisions and the Duomatic principle

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The frequently informal nature of small private limited companies often means that major decisions are agreed about the company’s business or its constitution without being recorded in minutes or writing. This, in turn, can lead to validity issues...

The value of confidential information

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Every business holds and develops a body of confidential information which is viewed as a key asset in establishing a commercial edge in its market. Many will take care to identify and label information as confidential and contractually restrict...