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Changes introduced under the Waste Regulations 2014 mean businesses can now use invoices, orders and receipts to prove waste has been transferred legally and safely.
Chinese Utility Models and prior art download
The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of HHJ Birss QC in the Patents County Court (now the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court) finding that the appellant’s patent.
The phrase ‘groundless threats’ refers to provisions in UK legislation that were originally introduced to provide a level of protection against threats of patent infringement.
Trade secret protection varies across EU member states, with some member states notably offering little by way of protection.
Water Act 2014 receives royal assent download
The Water Act 2014 received royal assent on 14 May 2014, bringing important changes to water industry operation and management of water resources.
Trademark tips download
Any sign that can be represented graphically and that is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of another is prima facie registrable as a trademark.
In December 2012, the Regional Court of Cologne ruled that Lindt’s chocolate bear infringed Haribo’s GOLDBÄREN (‘Gold Bear’) word marks.
Fan accounts also proliferate on Twitter. It is perhaps unsurprising that a parody and/or fan account would end up the subject of litigation.
Tax-related disputes download
A powerful combination of factors has led to an explosion in tax-related disputes.
It has been on the horizon for some time now — a complete overhaul of parental leave as we know it is now less than 11 months away.
On 21 May 2014 the European Commission adopted key measures as part of its State Aid Modernisation programme.
Foresight is an easy-to-use legal calendar that outlines major cases, government policy and forthcoming legislation right through to 2017.
Buying for schools download
In recent years, maintained schools have been given more control over their own budget.
The CJEU has given a preliminary ruling in proceedings between Google, the Spanish Data Protection Agency and a third-party complainant.
The decision to grant Covanta an injunction suspending the procurement of a long-term waste disposal contract could mark a turning point for procurement challenges in the UK.
Case C-574/12 Centro Hospitalar v Eurest Portugal was a case referred to the ECJ by the Portuguese court.
The new rules introduce some important changes and clarifications as well as codifying some of the case law that has arisen over the years.
Procurement round-up download
This briefing is to remind departments of their legal obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) when conducting their public procurement activities...
On 13 March 2014, the Communities and Local Government Committee of the House of Commons published its report on local government procurement.
The transparency agenda has been high on the coalition government’s list of priorities since it came to power four years ago.