In this ebriefing, we identify what we see as the key messages arising from recent prosecutions in the care and housing sectors.
We have developed a useful and accessible toolkit to help you to manage your intellectual property. It includes important elements of your branding, such as logos, and the rights in the written materials you produce including the information that you publish on your website.
If managed properly, your charity’s intellectual property can make you stand out from the crowd and can even generate additional income if licensed to third parties. Too often little, or no, thought is given to intellectual property despite the obligation on trustees to protect their charity’s assets.
- explains the different types of intellectual property that you may own, or wish to own;
- provides guidance on how to protect your intellectual property and tips to help you avoid infringing other people’s;
- gives charity-specific examples of best practice and recent cases involving charities that have reached the Courts;
- includes a number of template documents that you can use for managing your intellectual property such as copyright notices, IP licences and assignments.
The toolkit is priced at £250 plus VAT and will enable your trustees and senior management to effectively make the most of this important asset.
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A recent High Court case on costs could prove essential reading for clients who have cases in the magistrates' courts.
The employment and pensions team offer practical advice on whistleblowing.
Partners, David Alcock and Sarah Patrice, have been involved in reviewing the new Code of Governance for community-led housing, published on 21 May 2021 by the Confederation for Coop Housing.
Following the eviction ban being lifted on 31 May 2021 and further to our previous ebriefing, the new notice of seeking possession forms are now available on the Government website as Word versions.
The European Court of Justice's standpoint on the Wiener Wohnen landowning developer case, and how the level of influence over the work did not amount to a decisive influence.
The Law Commission's Technical Issues in Charity Law report revealed that many charities struggle with a range of technical issue in the law.
The Law Commission recommended four key changes to the law in respect of mergers and the incorporation of charities which we have detailed in this ebriefing.
Over the last few weeks, we have published individual ebriefings on some of the key changes to be implemented following the Government’s response to the Law Commission’s report.
In April 2021, the Foreign Office halted funding for Oxfam following new allegations of sexual misconduct made against staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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