Commercial news update March 2019: New Trade Mark law, equal pay, holiday and influencer marketing

Commercial news update March 2019: New Trade Mark law, equal pay, holiday and influencer marketing

 

 

We bring you updates across Brexit, Corporate & Commercial, Data Security, Advertising & Marketing, Employment, Consumer law - in association with Iain Larkins from Radius Law.

We focus on the commercial aspects and look at the practical steps for you to consider.

This month, we cover the following.

Brexit Watch

No-deal risks

A no-deal Brexit will impose tariffs for goods and services passing between the EU and the UK. It’s also likely to mean that goods take longer and cost more to deliver. We recommend relevant contracts are reviewed to understand which party bears these obligations. Unless the contract states otherwise the customer will usually have the responsibility to pay tariffs.

Turn uncertainty to your advantage

The LexisNexis Brexit guide created for in-house lawyers identifies five key priorities for Brexit risk management, to support you to prepare your organisation for inevitable change. 

Action lists detailed for each priority empower you to create practical strategies and record your organisation’s level of compliance – all written by experts and based on thorough market insight.

 This is part of our comprehensive Brexit content to support in-house lawyers including:

-       Brexit toolkit including practical guidance, checklists and flowcharts

-       Brexit alerts, news analysis, legal updates and expert Q&A

-       Legislation tracker, Brexit timeline and horizon scanners

-       Dedicated practice area Brexit updates

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Corporate and Commercial

Agreement to agree?

The Supreme Court recently considered a dispute between Mr Wells and Mr Devani. Wells had instructed Devani to sell some flats, but later refused to pay his invoice stating there was no contract because it had not been agreed when commission would be payable. Devani argued that the payment date should be implied into the contract. The first court and

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Louisa leads marketing for the in-house legal community at LexisNexis. She joined the dedicated in-house team at LexisNexis four years ago and has a passion for driving and facilitating initiatives which are customer-focused at their heart. Her vision is to support in-house counsel succeed in their fast-evolving role based on deep insight, data analysis and best practice gathered across the in-house community.

Prior to her in-house focused role, Louisa led the marketing for the bar and mid-market private practice sectors as well as product marketing lead for LexisPSL – LexisNexis’ cloud based, practical guidance and legal research software solution.

She brings 20 years’ marketing experience both client and agency side, specialising in B2B marketing in the Legal, TMT (Telco, Media and Technology) and Financial Services industries. In both South Africa, Europe and the UK.

Louisa is also an active member on the LexisNexis Gender Equality Matters (GEM) steering committee and is involved with the Families at LexisNexis Group which brings together, supports and lobbies for change those with an interest in balancing the challenges of work and family.