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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

New Ideas, New Partnerships, New Parties Round The Dinner Table

New Year is always a good time to look at things differently, to review objectives and set new goals.  We have to consider what challenges we may encounter and how best they can be overcome.

The need to innovate to achieve objectives has been a challenge for the property development sector since the credit crunch tore up the old rule book.  In order to deliver development in the current climate we need to be prepared to think differently.

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Don’t Let Your IP Walk Out The Door

Colin Hulme

Protecting your IP is a crucial issue for all businesses: we are familiar with the importance of ensuring a rival is not copying your company name or logo.  But what if the threat to your IP is closer to home?

Our contentious IP team are advising an increasing number of clients who are managing the risk of IP being exploited by former employees and consultants.

To highlight the importance of this issue, I wrote a series of briefing notes aiming to better inform our clients of this threat and to allow them to put in place some safeguards to protect their IP.

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Unlikely Partnerships At The Dinner Table

I hate taking down Christmas decorations.  It’s funny how a house can seem so drab once the tree and the tinsel have been removed.  Without fairy lights, everything seems to lose its twinkle.  That feeling is magnified in city centres as the high street festive lights are switched off and shop windows offer only bargain rails.  Whilst I may only be planning new wallpaper to revitalise my lounge, my home city, Aberdeen, must have bigger and better plans.  The recent commendable initiative to remove V-boards from Union Street is a good start to the improvements that a

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