Christian Louboutin’s Trademark Journey Continues – World IP Review

Corporate Partner, Jonathan Abrams was quoted in the World IP Review today about the ongoing Christian Louboutin Trade Mark case. Here is the article (link can be found below): Louboutin’s trademark journey continues On Tuesday, WIPR reported that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) began hearing arguments over whether Christian Louboutin can Read More …

QUALCOMM V BROADCOM – THE VALUE OF IP ASSETS

The media has been scattered recently with reports surrounding the unsolicited bid of $103 billion for Qualcomm Inc, made by Broadcom Ltd. The companies are competitors in the mobile device chipmaking industry; manufacturing and supplying these components to international computer and telecommunication companies. There is substantial scrutiny around the prospective takeover as, should the offer Read More …

NO MORE EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES – UPDATE

Following on from our previous update in relation to the landmark Unison case and the Supreme Court ruling that employment tribunal fees are unlawful, we thought it would be useful to update you on the current position. Following the ruling, the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals issued a Case Management Order staying (i.e. placing on Read More …

NO MORE EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES!

By far the most important employment case for many years because its impact is massive, the Supreme Court has ruled that employment tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal fees are unlawful. Background Fees were first introduced in the employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal on 29 July 2013 by the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Read More …

New HR Scheme launched with Neeta Laing, Head of Employment Law

We are excited to tell you about a new service – the launch of a fixed-fee HR Scheme as we meet Neeta Laing, Head of Employment at GAD LLP Solicitors. What is the GAD HR Scheme? The scheme is a fantastic service providing employment law and HR Support at a fixed fee. Benefits of the Read More …

Q&A with Ian Kay, Partner and Solicitor in our Personal Injury Department

Question: Which of your offices deal with personal injury and what areas of personal injury do you cover? Answer: Whilst our personal injury department is based in our Garston and Liverpool City Centre offices, we are able to take personal injury instructions from any of our other locations. Over the last four decades we have served the Read More …

Q&A with Helena Mitchinson, Partner at GAD LLP Solicitors and Residential Property Expert

Helena Mitchinson addresses some of the issues people may have before they have appointed a solicitor with their sale or purchase. Helena specialises in private client work including residential property sales and purchases, re-mortgages and transfer of equity/matrimonial transfer, freehold and leasehold property. She deals with these matters on a daily basis. It can be Read More …

ARE YOU GDPR-READY? (GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION)

Businesses in Europe and beyond are preparing – or at least they should be preparing – for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force from 25 May 2018. Who Does It Affect? The GDPR applies to EU based companies and companies that collect data of EU citizens (known as Personally Identifyable Information Read More …

PSC Register – Foreign Holding Companies

From 6 April 2016, UK companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) will be required to hold, and maintain a register of people with significant control (“PSC Register”). They will also be required to file this information with Companies House from 30 June 2016. This reflects the UK government’ commitment to increase transparency of company ownership Read More …