Articles and Updates
WHOIS searches can be a useful tool to enable brand owners to identify third parties who are operating websites which include material or goods which infringe the relevant IP rights. In the past, the searches have listed the owner of the domain name, their contact details and email address.
If implemented correctly, the SM&CR can have a positive effect on your business. It may seem administratively burdensome at this stage and implementation may appear daunting, but feedback from the banks, who have already implemented the new regime, has been positive. Some banks have commented that it has resulted in better ownership of issues and has resulted in faster decision making. Laura Autiero, associate, provides further insight.
The new Senior Managers & Certification Regime (the SM&CR) comes into force on 9th December this year. There are a number of things that firms need to do and consider before the implementation date. This can seem quite overwhelming, especially with the deadline looming. We have therefore produced a timeline with key monthly milestones which, provided you follow, will ensure that you are ready to go come the 9th December. Each month we will be sharing more detailed information about how to go about implementing each milestone.
Protecting music venues from new developments
Music venue owners and pub landlords across the country are worried about the impact of new, nearby housing developments – and the noise complaints which invariably result.
Our specialist planning team has developed a solution for protecting venues from noise complaints.
Boots, Arcadia and M&S have all played a huge, historical part in the British retail market. They aren't just staples of the sector but have been valuable anchor tenants in shopping centres, high streets and out of town parks for decades.
Once goods are placed on the EEA market by or with the consent of the trade mark proprietor, the trade mark proprietor is unable to interfere with the free circulation of those goods around the EEA. This is known as the exhaustion of rights, or first sale doctrine. Paul Cox, partner, provides further insight.
Two recent High Court cases have offered clarity as to when a wide range of material relied on and referred to in proceedings can be accessed by third parties. James Gliddon, Partner and Felicity Danks, Trainee Chartered Legal Executive, provide further insight.
When the code goes live, alongside the Practitioners' Guide (due to be published by the Lending Standards Board shortly), it will provide a new landscape for payment services providers (PSPs) in their dealings with customers who are victims of APP fraud.
As we have explored in previous articles, the Contingent Reimbursement Model (CRM) code sets standards expected of participant payment service providers (PSPs) and lays out a framework for reimbursing victims of Authorised Push Payment Fraud (APP) fraud.