Businesses who want to protect their intellectual property rights in China have been given a boost recently. A Beijing Court has found in favour of Jaguar Land Rover in its unfair competition claim against a Chinese infringer Jiangling Holdings Co., Ltd (Jiangling). But what are the implications of this court ruling for the intellectual property scene globally?
After nearly a decade fighting an intense legal battle with a former employee, last week an employment tribunal in Croydon came down in favour of my company concluding that he was not entitled to an eye-watering ?74,000 worth of holiday pay. I detail the story, including the impact it had on my family values driven business. This true tale, rife with liberty taking, shows how the rights of SMEs themselves must be defended as much as those of the employees who work for them.
This week, up and down the country, millions of self-employed contractors will be glued to their smartphones, radios and TV screens to discover the outcome of a court case that will have major ramifications on their livelihoods.
It is commonplace for shareholders holding the same shares to enter into side letters and informal arrangements that can alter their rights. The same effect occurs between debtor firms and creditors, whose relative rights also change with time.
Bras worn by women who have undergone mastectomies should not be considered normal lingerie and should thus be exempt from European customs duty, the Supreme Court has recently ruled.
Occupational stress is an issue for employers, not only because of the prolonged absences that can result from stress-related illnesses but also because of the potential liability of an employer if workplace stress results in a psychiatric injury.
A Scottish court has ruled that Rangers FC was cheating the taxman whilst winning titles between 2001 and 2010. The decision has caused quite a stir, but experts have agreed on one thing: HMRC could now go after all firms operating employee benefits trusts.
The next time you have a hankering for a steak, you may want to consider a vegetarian option. A former owner of a local restaurant has been found guilty for the sale of what he pitched as “exotic meats”.
UK financial trader Navinder Sarao, who has been accused of wiping billions off the value of Wall Street stocks, is fighting extradition to the US.