Post on 17 Feb 2017
With the ever increasing variety of websites and apps, social media cannot be ignored. More and more children are using mobile phones and opening their own accounts, so parents and schools need to understand the risks and opportunities in this ever changing area. From a legal perspective, the key...
Post on 15 Feb 2017
Back in April 2015, television personality Kylie Jenner applied to trade mark her first name and full name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The applications covered several registration classes in the USA, including bags, clothing, swimwear and fragrances. A trade mark is an...
Post on 13 Feb 2017
Further to my recent blog on the work of the Beijing IP Court, the Supreme People's Court ('SPC') in China (the country's highest court) has recently given further guidance on the ability to register personal names of celebrities and other public figures in China. This guidance comes after the...
Post on 11 Feb 2017
Employers have historically had to put up with so called 'trouble' employees who repeatedly face disciplinary proceedings, due to fear of these employees succeeding in unfair dismissal cases because the disciplinary sanctions are outdated. However, further to the EAT decision in Stratford v...
Post on 9 Feb 2017
The lotting of a farm for sale can be a lucrative method of realising its value. However the recent case of Baker v Craggs  EWHC 3250 (Ch) shows how careful all parties and their professional advisors must be to ensure that rights of way and other easements affecting the various lots are...
Post on 8 Feb 2017
By Gail Bedford
What are the key elements of your role? I am an Associate in the South West Transactional Real Estate team and work with both local and national house builders on a range of commercial property, land and development matters – from land acquisition for residential development through to site...
Post on 7 Feb 2017
What has been your proudest moment so far at Michelmores? I'm lucky enough to work on properties all over the country and it is always a proud moment to drive or walk past a client's finished project. One particularly active retail client always sends us photographs of finished stores and we are...
Post on 2 Feb 2017
Louisa Ghevaert, Head of Michelmores' Fertility and Parenting team, is to speak at the 4th annual Families Through Surrogacy Conference in London on 11 March 2017. Louisa will join industry leaders from all over the world at the event to discuss family building through surrogacy. Louisa Ghevaert,...
Post on 30 Jan 2017
The first report into the work of the Beijing Intellectual Property ('IP') Court ('the Court') has confirmed high demand and increased success, particularly amongst international users. This will be noted with interest by many global brands, particularly those who have previously litigated in...
Post on 26 Jan 2017
By Tom Torkar
Extending the scope of cybersecurity across Europe – the European Commission's proposed e-Privacy Regulation
The European Commission has proposed a new Privacy and Electronic Communications (e-Privacy) Regulation (the draft e-Privacy Regulation) which would replace the current e-Privacy Directive (2002/58/EC). This is part of the EU's Digital Single Market Strategy to increase trust in and the security of...