Archived News from 2007

Corporate

September

Agency Payouts

18/09/07

Commercial agents have received legal protection for some time now by virtue of the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the "Regulations"). In general terms, the Regulations apply to any self-employed agent who has continuing authority to negotiate the sale of goods on behalf of the…

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August

Danger Lurks in the Shadows

16/08/07

Companies are increasingly making use of non-executive directors and external advisors who are not formally appointed as directors to their board but who act, in effect, as directors of the company. It is not always appreciated by non-executive appointees that where a person acts as a director - in the…

Transfer of "Fresh Prince" domain names to the "REAL" Fresh Prince of Bel Air

06/08/07

A World Intellectual Property Organisation ('WIPO') panellist has ordered the transfer of the domain names freshprince.com, freshprince.net and freshprince.org to the actor and musician Will Smith. Many of you may recall the popular programme the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air", from which the actor Will…

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May

Patent Office Warning: Unofficial Registration Services

26/05/07

The Patent Office has issued a warning to trademark and patent proprietors and applicants. It has emerged that there are numerous "unofficial" organisations using names, abbreviations or emblems that make them appear "official". The organisations invite proprietors to register trade marks and patents in…

Major company law change is focus of seminar

09/05/07

The hotly anticipated Companies Act 2006 has recently been approved by parliament. It aims to simplify and update company law to fulfil modern business requirements and will influence every aspect of corporate practice. Experts from the specialist commercial teams at Forbes Solicitors have joined…

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April

DTI sets dates for company law shake up

02/04/07

The hotly anticipated implementation timetable for the Companies Act 2006, the biggest Act in English legal history, has just been published. In November 2006 the Act received royal assent after years of reviews, reports and white papers. The responsible minister at the DTI has recently stated "We…

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March

DTI sets dates for company law shake up

02/03/07

North-west law firm Forbes Solicitors advises that the hotly anticipated implementation timetable for the Companies Act 2006, the biggest Act in English legal history, has just been published. In November 2006 the Act received royal assent after years of reviews, reports and white papers. The…

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04 Sep 2018

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