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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Wolves bite back in IP enforcement

For many football clubs, the team’s logo will often be one of its most valuable assets, becoming synonymous with the club itself.  It’s the image that’s plastered on everything from football strips to towels, from mugs to bedsheets. Fans wave flags with their team’s logo on match day and children cover their bedroom walls with posters of their favourite players.

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Me, My Selfie and IP

Social media has transformed the marketing landscape – providing the opportunity for brands to reach and interact with millions of potential customers with a single post. Even more transformative is that each and every individual customer with a social media presence is now a potential source of authentic and relatable advertising content. But, where a brand relies on user content for advertising, who owns the content?

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‘Don’t reverse yourself into a corner’ – Construction contracts and the VAT reverse charge scheme

The Construction Services Domestic Reverse Charge (“CSDRC”) rules for VAT on construction services will come into force on 1 October 2019. These rules will have significant implications for the construction sector.

The CSDRC rules mean that a VAT-registered main contractor who engages a VAT-registered sub-contractor will have to account for the VAT in respect of those sub-contract works and services itself, through its own VAT return rather than paying VAT to its sub-contractor.

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