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Trade mark Appeal is Louis Vui-Gone
19 December 2022
In a recent European Court decision, fashion powerhouse, Louis Vuitton, have been denied a trade mark. The check pattern in question, named Damier Azur, failed to have the required distinctiveness to be a registered trade mark in the EU. It’s not the first time that Louis Vuitton have made headlines in relation to trade marks, […]
Price Adjustment Clauses: Helping Businesses Survive the Cost-of-Living Crisis
6 December 2022
What impact will the cost-of living crisis have on your business? Three quarters of small businesses have cited the cost-of-living concerns to be the biggest immediate threat to their business over the next year. This comes from a recent report published by PayPal titled ‘Build Business Resilience’ which identified that alongside the issues caused by […]
Christmas Do’s (and Don’ts) for Employers
2 December 2022
With the festivities around the corner, too many employers will be letting their guard as well as their hair down this Christmas. The aftermath of the office party can be open season for employment claims. In legal terms, no other time of year should come with quite so many health-warnings. We set out some tips […]
FIFA World Cup 2022: Goals for Employers
2 December 2022
With the FIFA World Cup 2022 well under way, many employees up and down the country will no doubt be looking to book some annual leave over the next 2 weeks ahead of the final, or may even ask to work flexibly to watch certain matches. However, with some matches kicking off as early as […]
Berry Smith Lawyers has advised on the sale of Europest Environmental Services
1 December 2022
Berry Smith is delighted to have advised Andrew Housley and his team on the sale of Europest Environmental Services Limited to a subsidiary of US based Rollins Inc. Europest was founded in 2001 by Andrew Housley with three former colleagues, including Richard Edwards, Morgan Francis and Lee Davison and was part of the Eurogroup of […]
A New Direction for Data Protection? What we know so far.
22 November 2022
This article is providing a recap on the first reading of the new Data Protection and Digital Information Bill and the changes proposed within it. While this was due for a second reading on 5th September, this was delayed and subsequent changes in Government mean that we are now left to wait and see where […]
The Overseas Entity Register – what does this mean for Land Ownership?
15 November 2022
The Register of Overseas Entities (“The Register”) came into effect on 1st August 2022 and will change the registration requirements for all foreign company owners of UK property. In this article Martin Pursall, Partner in the Commercial Property department at Berry Smith Lawyers, considers what these changes will be, the impact of these changes and […]
Berry Smith Advise on Brand Ambassador Agreement between Marks and Spencer and Tom Kerridge.
8 November 2022
Berry Smith is delighted to have advised on a Brand Ambassador Agreement between Marks and Spencer and Tom Kerridge for their client Brand Pilot Ltd. Renowned Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge has partnered with M&S in a 3-year collaboration. The celebrity chef is set to initially produce delicious recipes for budget-friendly family meals using the […]
Industrial Action: What does this mean for employers?
26 October 2022
In recent weeks, we have seen widespread and recurrent examples of industrial action, including most notably, train strikes, waste collecting strikes and postal strikes. Such action has of course, been taken by workers in these industries to place pressure on their employer to respond to specific employment needs. The cost of living crisis has meant […]
The New Brexit Freedoms Bill: Impact on Employment Law
25 October 2022
The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill 2022-2023 (‘the Bill’) has now been published and it follows that the employment law landscape in the UK may change significantly very soon. The Bill provides that by the end of 2023, the UK government will either amend, repeal or replace any EU-derived employment law. The Bill […]
Berry Smith Lawyers has advised on the purchase of Ceaton Security Services
12 October 2022
Berry Smith is delighted to have advised Angie Beasley on the purchase of Ceaton Security Services Limited from Deane Ceaton. Ceaton, established in 1991 by brothers Gordon and Deane Ceaton based in Cardiff, has grown today to be highly reputable and well respected in the security industry. Ceaton specialise in the design, installation, service and […]
Bank Holiday for the late Queen’s funeral: Employment FAQs
13 September 2022
The UK Government has declared that Monday 19th September 2022 will be a bank holiday in the UK. Employers and employees alike will likely be wondering what this means for annual leave entitlements. Berry Smith provide answers below to some key questions employers may be asking in light of the upcoming bank holiday. Are employees […]