Start Me Up

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) – Starting Up Start-Ups As a SME business investor, the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) may not be for you, but you may like to try Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), or as the late Steve Jobs may have termed it, “EIS Nano”. The idea for SEIS came out of the Read More …

Trademark Hijackings, Part Deux

Internet Sales On 22nd September 2011 the Court of Justice of the EU reached its long awaited decision in the Interflora v Marks & Spencer case. Interflora sued M&S for buying “Interflora-themed” Google Adwords (see previous blog entry entitled “Trademark Hijackings” on the use of Trade Marks as Search/Adwords terms) such that when customers searched “interflora” Read More …

Restrictive Covenants

A Restrictive Covenant is a negative covenant that restricts the way in which a party can act. They are commonly used in the context of Property (to govern the way in which land may be used), Employment (what an employee cannot do after a period of employment or service) or in a company purchase or Read More …

Company Loans, Debenture, Fixed and Floating Charges Explained

Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors’ basic overview of Company Loans, Debentures, Fixed and Floating Charges. Should you have any questions about either debentures, fixed charges, floating charges, or other aspects of company finance please contact Jonathan Abrams on 020 8209 0166 or email jabrams@gadllp.co.uk. Read More …

Contractual “Black Holes”

Court of Appeal holds that phrase “a formal contract will follow” did not make an agreement subject to contract Read More …