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  • copyright law now has a sense of humour

    On 1 October 2014, The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations 2014 come into force which introduce new copyright infringement exceptions including a specific exception granting the right to parody. The new regulations will extend the fair dealing exception to copyright infringement to include use for the purposes of caricature, parody or […] The post copyright law now has a sense of humour appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • No just ‘desserts’ for product shape trade mark

    To be registrable a trade mark must not be devoid of any distinctive character; a hurdle that can be overcome if the mark has acquired a distinctive character as a result of its use. Yesterday the EU General Court dismissed an appeal against a decision that a three-dimensional Community trade mark (CTM)for shape of the […] The post No just ‘desserts’ for product shape trade mark appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Primary schools should be forced to join academy chains

    This is the controversial conclusion of a report released today by the think tank The Policy Exchange entitled ‘The next stage of improvement for primary schools in England’. This warns of a ‘perfect storm’ of challenges ahead for primary schools, including a new curriculum and assessment system, toughening up of SATs tests, a decline in […] The post Primary schools should be forced to join academy chains appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • New procurement regulations delayed until 2015

    It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for! In an announcement made yesterday, the Cabinet Office has confirmed that implementation of the new public procurement regulations in England and Wales will be delayed until 2015. The regulations will implement the EU Public Sector Directive which came into force in April 2014. It was previously thought […] The post New procurement regulations delayed until 2015 appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Applying for summary judgment… get your facts straight

    In the case of Global Draw Ltd v IGT-UK Group Ltd the Commercial Court refused an application for summary judgment on the grounds that the application required the court to decide on a number of factual matters which could not be determined without a trial. The case arose in the context of a share purchase […] The post Applying for summary judgment… get your facts straight appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

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  • Law firm takes centre stage with Northcott Theatre sponsorship

    Exeter Northcott Theatre is delighted to announce a new major sponsorship agreement with law firm Browne Jacobson. The year-long sponsorship deal with the national law firm will make a valuable contribution towards the ENCORE fund which supports the work of the theatre. ...Read More

  • Search is on for best young artists

    The search is on to find the best young local artists in the North West for Browne Jacobson’s Schools Arts Competition. The competition, organised by law firm Browne Jacobson and now in its third year, is inviting local primary and secondary school children to produce a piece of art encapsulating this year’s theme ‘looking after our environment’. ...Read More

  • Browne Jacobson makes a splash with Water Babies MBO

    Browne Jacobson has advised Water Babies Group, the world’s largest baby & toddler swimming company, on a management buy-out (MBO) of the business. ...Read More

  • Browne Jacobson gears up for significant growth with prime London office move

    Browne Jacobson is set to significantly expand its presence in the City after announcing plans to move to new London premises. The firm’s London office will re-locate from 77 Gracechurch Street to 6 Bevis Marks in December 2014 where it will occupy 10,323 sq ft Grade A office space over two floors – more than double its current premises – as part of a 15 year lease. ...Read More

  • Browne Jacobson expands commercial expertise in South West with key partner appointment

    Browne Jacobson has appointed corporate and commercial specialist Lynne Rathbone who joins the firm’s Exeter office as a partner. Lynne joins from Exeter law firm Stephens Scown where she was a senior associate. Lynne specialises in advising on all aspects of corporate and commercial work to public and private sector clients, with a particular expertise in corporate transactions, business sales, shareholders agreements, partnerships, joint ventures, procurement and private equity investment work. ...Read More

 

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