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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Defamation Claims: Putting The Fear In Broadcasters?

Just two years after Transworld abandons the publication in the United Kingdom of Lawrence Wright’s novel ‘Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief’, Sky Atlantic is now withholding the broadcast of a new television documentary based on the book, amidst concerns over potential defamation claims in Northern Ireland.

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The Future Name Of Skype Is Up In The Air

Did you know that Skype, the internet video calling software, is not part of Sky PLC?
 
If not then you are apparently not alone. The General Court of the European Union last week ruled that Skype is too similar a name to that of Sky and that it is potentially confusing to consumers.  On that basis, the General Court upheld Sky’s objection to Skype’s application for registration of the SKYPE trade mark.

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Post-General Election: What's In Store For UK Employment And Immigration Law?

The dust has settled after a nail biting general election. Now that we have a Conservative majority government, with an unprecedented 56 SNP seats at Westminster, what changes can we expect to the UK’s employment and immigration law? With some fundamental differences of opinion between the two parties there are likely to be some political battles ahead.

The key proposals for employers to note are summarised in the note below. If you would like any further information on any of the points made, please get in touch.

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