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28 June 2021 Flexible working, childcare and indirect sex discrimination – important reminder

The courts have long recognised that, on a societal level, women bear a greater burden of childcare responsibilities than men which can make it more difficult for women to comply with employer requirements for flexible working (known as the ‘childcare disparity’).

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1 November 2019 Supreme Court awards compensation to a Professor for an invention created during his employment

A recent decision by the Supreme Court in Shanks v Unilever PLC has supported the right for employees to receive compensation for patented inventions if the invention is of ‘outstanding benefit’.

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14 June 2019 Cyber risks – are businesses really ready?

The Hiscox Cyber Readiness report, a review of 3300 organisations, will be a stark warning for CEO’s of SME’s in the UK and in Europe.

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13 June 2018 CJEU shapes up nicely for Louboutin red sole trade mark

The Court of Justice of the European Union has today given its judgment in relation to a key issue in one of the most hotly debated trade mark disputes in recent times.

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11 May 2018 Commission requires delivery service providers to reveal price lists with new rules

Rules to enhance regulatory oversight and improve pricing transparency of cross-border parcel delivery services were adopted by the European Council on 12 April 2018.

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28 February 2018 Ever present drama in the retail world as Maplin and Toys R Us fall into administration

As the country battles with snowy conditions, it looks as though the retail market faces an ever growing battle in the face of Brexit and changing consumer habits.

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9 February 2018 New development - Louboutin’s red sole trade mark

Advocate General Szpunar’s recent second opinion is the latest development in relation to Louboutin’s ongoing fight to keep its trade marks for its renowned red sole.

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22 December 2017 Is the Community (EU wide) Registered Design repair clause broken?

Automotive OEMs and other manufacturers of 'complex products' are unlikely to be happy with Wednesday's CJEU decision (C 397/16 and C 435/16) relating to luxury car wheel trims.

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15 November 2017 Judge upholds unfair prejudice claim against Blackpool Football Club following gentleman's agreement

This case is a prime example of where oral contracts have been upheld and have resulted in huge consequences for all parties.

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27 September 2017 CJEU ruling is a setback for video game giant Nintendo in infringement case

Japanese games giant, Nintendo has suffered a setback before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in its ongoing infringement dispute relating to the design of its Wii console.

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