Author: Maung Aye

Clothing rivals Superdry and Jack Wills embroiled in copyright legal battle

Fashion chain Superdry is suing their rival and one of their former employees, after alleging they breached copyright laws over the design of a black padded jacket from its winter range.

Gender pay gap reporting should be extended to SMEs, say MPs

All organisations with more than 50 employees should be forced to publish details of what they pay their male and female workers, it has been suggested.

Proposed laws to remove legal effect of contractual restrictions on invoice receivables

Proposed legislation presented to Parliament this week will stop large organisations placing unfair contractual restrictions on smaller suppliers.

New sanctions for directors who dissolve companies to avoid paying wages and pensions

Directors who allow companies to go insolvent to avoid paying workers and pensions will now face harsh sanctions, the Insolvency Service has announced.

APPG report calls for IPO to team up with other partners to fight ‘organised crime’

A new report published by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has recommended that the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) team up with other organisations in its efforts to crack down on the rising threat of organised crime and illicit trade.

Formula One could be forced to change its new logo amid trade mark dispute

Formula One’s (F1) recently redesigned logo might have to be dropped amid concerns that it bears a striking resemblance to a trade mark already registered by stationary giant 3M, it has emerged.

Data misuse “top threat” faced by SMEs, study finds

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) consider data loss, breaches or misuse to be the number one potential threat they face this year, a new study suggests.

Scottish vlogger caught up in copyright row with BBC

A controversial vlogger who claims his YouTube channel was shut down without warning has become caught up in a copyright dispute with the BBC.

First six months of 2018 see a boom in mergers and acquisitions among UK financial services firms

A new study carried out by accountancy firm EY has found that 83 deals valued at £12 billion were conducted in the financial services sector in the first half of this year.

Proposed copyright changes could see ‘the death of internet memes’ and other online content

New copyright regulations proposed by the European Union (EU) could see user-generated online content, such as memes, ‘disappear’ from the internet, campaign groups have warned.