- Monday, 13 April 2015
Lawyers who act on instructions in threatening potential intellectual property infringers with action are to be exempt from being sued when the threat turns out to be groundless, after the government recently gave the go-ahead for law reforms.
Tags: intellectual property
Posted in Indemnity insurance, Latest news
- Tuesday, 10 December 2013
The prospect of external investment in intellectual property firms is set to soar after the Intellectual Property Regulation Board won the support of the Legal Services Board to become the third alternative business structure licensing authority.
Tags: Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, intellectual property, Intellectual Property Regulation Board, IPReg, Legal Services Act, Legal Services Board
Posted in Alternative business structures, Latest news, Legal Services Board, Other lawyers
- Friday, 5 October 2012
Our regular news round-up covers the Law Society bowing to pressure over criminal litigation accreditation scheme plans, banks signing up to a new probate protocol, QualitySolicitors’ charitable partnership with Barnardo’s, the College of Law adding a Masters in Law to the LPC, an IP firm diversifying, and sluggish growth at the top firms.
Tags: criminal law, intellectual property, Law Society, legal practice course, LPC, probate, QASA, Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates, QualitySolicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Latest news, News In Brief
The ‘rule of six’ has been in place since 14 September, with fines levied for those who break it and now we are seeing even more drastic restrictions reimposed. So what does this mean for the UK’s cyber-security?
While it is right to raise valid concerns about the SQE, are we not a bit tired of hearing the same old tune of the beaten drum with no better alternatives being suggested and at the eleventh hour?