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Intellectual Property for Commercial Lawyers

March 9, 2010

Shireen Smith will be speaking on branding and reputation monitoring at this conference, which adopts a highly practical approach to commercial and topical issues in intellectual property law, ranging from how far does a commercial...

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Press Release: Website Contract in Context

March 23, 2010

Azrights Launch Website Contract in Context: Helping Small Businesses Get the Right Frills, and the Right Skills… and Smaller Bills

Azrights Solicitors announce the launch of their new on-line multimedia product, Website...

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World Intellectual Property Day – Cheese, wine and celebrity rhyme from the IPKat

March 30, 2010

World Intellectual Property Day is an annual occasion held on the 26th of April, the anniversary marking the date on which the Convention establishing the Word Intellectual Property Organisation came into force in 1970.

The...

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The Digital Economy Act

April 13, 2010

Amidst opposition within Parliament, considerable protest from thousands, and condemnation from some of the most respected companies in the world, the Digital Economy Bill was made law last week, becoming the Digital Economy Act.

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Charity and Brand Reputation

April 20, 2010

Charity and Brand Reputation
According to the Charity Commission, there are 179,320 registered charities in England and Wales, with a combined income of £51,500,000,000. Charity is big business, and as with all business, it...

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Outsourcing/Offshoring – Compliance with Data Protection Laws

May 4, 2010

Globalisation has given the possibility to think further afield. Not only in terms of selling products abroad and market expansion but also in terms of outsourcing work abroad to cut costs, (offshoring). The beginning part of the last...

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Would the Zappos social media policy be right for you?

May 10, 2010

Jon Bloor over at the Peninsula blog raises an interesting question about communicating your social media policy in contracts.  We would all do well to think about this subject regularly because social media is in its...

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Social Media Policies for Law Firms

May 11, 2010

Social media for the legal profession

This is part 2 of the blog post ‘Would the Zappos Social Media Policy be Right for you?’ which I began yesterday.  As mentioned there I want to briefly touch on some of the...

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Lime Wire to be the next Peer to Peer Casualty?

May 18, 2010

 A controversial subject for some, copyright infringement has become a more common conversation topic as peer-to-peer networks, and widespread high speed broadband, have made it easy for members of the public to find, download,...

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How to Pick a Winning Name

May 21, 2010

In the early days of the internet when the web was like a small village which has just  one bread shop, one toy shop or one other type of store, it was understandable that businesses were drawn to names like toys.com or books.com...

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Facebook’s New Privacy Settings

June 2, 2010

Recent online campaigns by Facebook users, such as Quit Facebook Day illustrates the uneasiness and increasing lack of trust of Facebook as a custodian of people’s private lives. At the end of April this year four...

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Why You Should Care About building Your Business on A Solid Foundation

June 14, 2010

Last week I suggested questions to ask your business lawyer.  But let’s accept it – legal isn’t as much fun as working in your business, or marketing it.  Legal stuff just isn’t sexy.

 So, if...

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