NFTs and Intellectual Property Law: The Craze, the Crux and the Questions

NFTs: An Introduction: Another day, another crypto-token! And so, we enter the era of the non-fungible token and witness yet another expansion in the world of crypto assets. NFTs have recently been brought to the fore of mainstream media by the sale of animations made by the infamous Grimes who sold $6 million (£4.3m) worth of... Continue Reading →

Uber Drivers – 1, Uber – 0: The Smackdown in the Gig Economy

The evolution of the gig economy has grown exponentially in recent years. It goes without saying the main gig economy jobs we are familiar with is working for Uber, and Deliveroo, or in over in the US, DoorDash. However, defining these work relationships has become increasingly difficult over the years, and the recent English court case... Continue Reading →

John Lewis: Searching For Closure

In July 2020, John Lewis announced they were closing 8 stores, affecting 1300 employees. Fast-forward to March 2021, and history appears to be repeating itself, as John Lewis has confirmed it intends to permanently close another 8 stores, affecting a further 1500 jobs. How does John Lewis compare with the High Street as a whole? In lieu... Continue Reading →

Vaccination or Termination? Pick One.

2020 was not great. Indeed, the supposed apocalypse that was predicted in 2020 seemed — to an extent — to come to fruition.  As we enter 2021, normality will begin to return, families and friends will be reunited, and people will leave their homes after months of misery in isolation.  The flowers are blooming, the birds are... Continue Reading →

The Empire Has Fallen – Is the Grass Greener On the Other Side?

The online fashion retailer, ASOS, has acquired some of the well-known brands from Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia group. The fashion giant has acquired the following brands:  Topshop;Topman;Miss Selfridge; andHIIT ASOS paid the administrators of Philip Green’s collapsed Arcadia empire £265 million (paying a further £30 million for the stock). The purchase was completed to accelerate ASOS’s... Continue Reading →

Tesla: Rocking the Boat or Floating Nicely?

Tesla, the electric vehicle and clean energy company, has been at the forefront of sustainable transport for the past decade. Since Tesla went public on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 2010, the company has been making countless headlines. One of the positive recent stories was Tesla’s introduction on to the S&P 500 Index.     The S&P... Continue Reading →

What’s the deal with Google? … Google it.

Google.  Need I say more? Everyone knows Google.  The quintessential search engine.  Why does my stomach hurt?  Google it.  Why am I always hungry?  Google it.  Why is my Law degree so hard?  Just… you get the idea. For years, Google has been the dominant search engine, holding over 90% of the international search market... Continue Reading →

Bird & Bird Open Day Review

Oh, how things have changed since I wrote my last Open Day review! From virtual vacation schemes to remote (net)working, the legal profession has changed significantly since the pandemic hit. A firm that has dealt particularly well with this change is Bird & Bird, which recently hosted a fantastic Open Day that I shall be... Continue Reading →

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