In-house news vlog: Indirect discrimination update, KitKat denied trademark protection, and E-Commerce Sector Inquiry final report– June 2017

Our June news vlog, in association with Radius Law, provides a monthly round-up of key news and trend stories for in-house lawyers.

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Stories include:

Corporate & Commercial:

  • Companies House and BEIS update to transparency agenda
  • The BEIS Select Committee report on Corporate Governance

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Data Security:

  • Increase in fines for data security breaches in 2018

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Employment:

  • Indirect discrimination claims do not need to explain why the provision, criterion or practice (PCP) discriminates against certain groups of people
  • Further limitations to holiday pay claims
  • Gig economy inquiry - published report from Work and Pensions Parliamentary Committee
  • Update on TUPE transfers from the recent Born London v Spire Production Services case

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Intellectual Property:

  • KitKat have been declined trade mark protection in the UK
  • New Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017

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Competition:

  • The financial and clearance impacts of misleading authorities about merger controls
  • E-Commerce Sector Inquiry - final report

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Bribery & Corruption:

  • The Criminal Finance Act 2017 expected to be law in Autumn 2017

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