Pull Up A Chair. Be IP Aware: The Importance Of IP For SMEs

When we think of intellectual property rights, the first examples that come to mind are usually those owned by the big brands: the red sole trademark for the Christian Louboutin shoes, the patented iPhone, the top-secret Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe etc. As a result, it is often easy to underestimate the value of IP for... Continue Reading →

Did Force Majeure Clauses Predict The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Coronavirus seems to be the major headline at the moment. While the pandemic's long-term impact on the economy, society and politics is not yet certain, we all know that major changes lie ahead. One of these changes may be the way that commercial contracts and more importantly, force majeure clauses are drafted in the future.... Continue Reading →

How I Built My Commercial Awareness

When I first began my commercial awareness journey, I didn't know where to start. I was constantly referred to the same old sources of commercial news: The Financial Times and The Economist. After all, old is gold. Whilst I am comfortable with using these sources now, they weren't very useful when I first started learning... Continue Reading →

Acquisitions 101: Vice and Refinery29

2019 has been an exciting year for the M&A world! In case you haven't heard, Vice has acquired Refinery29! Now, what's the point of me writing an article about an acquisition if I don't go through the basics first?! Let's play a bit of Company Top Trumps. Vice: What is Vice? Vice is a Canadian... Continue Reading →

My Virtual Internship: Part 4

Upon reflection... As I am now halfway through the programme, I think that it is time for a brief moment of reflection. The virtual internship has been incredibly rewarding. My legal knowledge has come on leaps and bounds since starting the programme, and I have learnt a great deal about Linklaters as a firm and... Continue Reading →

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