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Making SARs better: Law Commission publishes recommendations

19 Jun 2019
Following the Law Commission's appointment in 2017 to review specific aspects of the UK's AML regime, specifically the relevant provisions in POCA and the Terrorism Act, and its detailed Consultation Paper of 2018, the Commission has now published its recommendations. Emma Radmore looks at what it is suggesting.
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13 ways to protect your business from an energy retailer in difficulty

19 Jun 2019
These are tough times for gas and electricity retailers. In the past seven months alone, we have seen the corporate failures of OneSelect, Our Power, Economy Energy, Brilliant Energy, Extra Energy and Spark Energy. Ofgem has appointed companies such as OVO, Scottish Power and SSE to take on a combined total of approximately 630,000 domestic customers through its Supplier of Last Resort process.
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Brexit and… trade marks – an update

17 Jun 2019
Although uncertainty lingers around how, when, and even, if, the United Kingdom ("UK") might leave the European Union ("EU"), draft statutory instruments are beginning to emerge which provide a more concrete insight into the intellectual property landscape should Brexit happen. This note provides an update on our previous article 'Brexit and…trade marks' following the publication of The Trade Marks (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (the "Exit Regulations"), which sets out the amendments to the Trade Marks Act 1994 ("TMA 1994") that will govern how existing EU trade marks ("EUTMs") will be protected following Brexit.
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Brexit and… designs – an update

16 Jun 2019
Although uncertainty lingers around how, when, and even, if, the United Kingdom ("UK") might leave the European Union ("EU"), draft statutory instruments are beginning to emerge which provide a more concrete insight into the intellectual property landscape should Brexit happen. This note provides an update on our previous article 'Brexit and…designs' following the publication of 'The Designs and International Trade Marks (Amendment Etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019' (the "Exit Regulations"), which sets out the principles under which designs will be protected following Brexit.