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Brand Matters

Issue 25: March 2022

Brand Matters

Editor's Note

Sally Britton, Partner, Dispute Resolution

Last week we launched our Retail Academy, a programme covering legal and commercial issues impacting the retail sector.

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New Year - new boilerplates needed for your contracts?

Following the UK Law Commission's (Commission) call for evidence on smart legal contracts, the Commission has concluded in its advice to the Government (Advice) that legislative reform to the current legal framework is unnecessary: English law is able "to facilitate and support the use of smart legal contracts".

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IP created by employees: who owns it?

A recent Court of Appeal decision, Penhallurick v MD5 Ltd, highlights the importance of ensuring that businesses secure ownership of any software and other copyright works created by employees that they may wish to exploit.

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