Does your business need a Copyright Licence?

Copyright Licence

Dan Dowen, a Commercial Contracts Senior Associate at Berry Smith Lawyers, considers why and when a business would need a Copyright Licence.

Works that are protected by copyright are presented to us in various forms throughout our daily life, whether we see them in articles, on TV, websites, mobile applications, paintings or illustrations to name but a few.  Such works will often be protected by copyright.

So first of all, what is copyright?

Are employees entitled to an extra day’s holiday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

It has been announced there will be an extra bank holiday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on 4th June 2022. The May Spring Bank Holiday, which usually falls on the last weekend of the month, will be moved to Thursday 2nd June and Friday 3rd June will become the extra bank holiday, therefore potentially creating a four-day weekend for some employees.

Employment Law: What’s on the horizon in 2022?

Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected the employment sector and the way in which people work. From the introduction of furlough, to thousands of redundancies through to the more common concept of hybrid working, it’s safe to say that the pandemic has overshadowed everyone’s working lives. As the dust settles (we hope), we thought we would take the time to highlight some employment law changes that are on the horizon in 2022.

The Employment Bill

Berry Smith advises on $1m funding round in Enclave Networks

Berry Smith are delighted to have advised Enclave Networks Limited on its recent $1m fundraise by a number of overseas venture capital firms.

The fundraising round was led by Berlin based Next Big Thing AG (NBT) together with US cyber investors Gula Tech Adventures (GTA).