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Up Close and Personnel — March 2014: EAT allows an employee who successfully appeals to recover his fees from the employer
In Portnykh v Nomura International Ltd, the appellant employee asked the EAT to order the respondent employer to repay his fees.
The government has accepted the recommendations from the Low Pay Commission in relation to the new national minimum wage rates.
The Statutory Sick Pay Percentage Threshold (Revocations, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2014 has been laid before Parliament.
The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 has amended the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 with effect from 10 March 2014.
Before it disappeared into the wide blue yonder, the OFT published its merger decision in the acquisition by IP Group of Fusion IP.
From 6 April 2014, a new system of pre-claim conciliation will be in place for all employment tribunal claims.
Of particular interest to us UK-based competition lawyers, 31 March was the last day of trading for the UK’s Office of Fair Trading.
The central subject of AG Wahl’s opinion is whether the tariff arrangements of Cartes Bancaires in relation to credit cards is an agreement that restricts competition by ‘object’.
Paul Michel, a former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, has questioned the illegality of seeking an injunction.
Lookalikes: a wealth of confusion… brand-owners vs own-branders | competition law vs law of unfair competition
Lookalikes are an age-old problem as brand-owners try to protect their brands from copying or leveraging by retailers or others.
The European Commission’s first decisions on ‘pay-for-delay’ arrangements attempt a tricky balancing of competing legal and policy objectives.
Five interesting things you might not have spotted about Case C-351/12, OSA (aka the ‘Czech Spa’ case)
A Czech spa provided guests with music, but without having entered into a licence with the Czech collecting society, OSA.
In TruePosition Inc v LM Ericsson et al, it is claimed that member companies of 3GPP and the SSO colluded to exclude TruePosition’s technology from the 4G standard.
Intellectual property agenda: the FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) debate — is the tide turning?
FTC commissioner Joshua D Wright has spoken out against the FTC’s ‘new IP agenda’ and its opposition to the availability of injunctive relief for SEP holders.
The 16th draft rules are now available, taking into account the numerous comments on the 15th draft. Here are the main points to note.
Up close and personnel: new compensation limits announced and Unison’s challenge of employment tribunal fees dismissed
Bristows has published its Up close and personnel newsletter for February 2014.
In November, a US court gave a significant judgment on the scope of the US ‘fair use’ provision, holding that Google’s acts in relation to the Google Books project constitute fair use.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has delivered judgment in a seminal case on how hyperlinking and framing should be treated under copyright law in the EU.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has today given useful clarity for rights holders in the fight against counterfeit goods coming into the EU.
Bristows has published its Up close and personnel newsletter for January 2014.