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Crowdfunding platforms provide entrepreneurs and business pioneers with new ways to raise business finance. There are now a few crowdfunding platforms in the UK (notably Crowdcube and Seedrs) which have been approved by the FCA or its predecessor the FSA. As a result, it is hoped that the confidence of those considering investing in businesses [… read more]
Technology Breakfast Briefing – Powerful Direct Marketing for Modern Times – Building Lifetime Value (27 September 2012)
Date: 27 September 2012 Time: 8:30am for a 9:00am start until approximately 10:30am (breakfast will be served) Venue: Kingsley Napley LLP, Eagle Court, 6-7 St John’s Lane, London, EC1M 4BG Speaker(s): Chris Combemale, Founder of The Email Academy, Andrew Solomon, Corporate & Commercial Solicitor Relevant for: This event is particularly relevant to CEO’s CIOs, FDs and [… read more]
How do you position a growth stage tech company to be recognised as valuable to potential investors? What do these investors look for in a business? And just as importantly what should you look for in your investors? All investors look for some form of return, understanding the structure of this return depends on the type [… read more]
Event date and time: 23 November 2011, 0830-0945 Venue: 6-7 St. Johns Lane, London, EC1M 4AJ Who should attend: the event is particularly relevant to CEOs, CIOs, FDs and COOs, directors, business owners and in-house lawyers at technology companies Tech entrepreneurs occupy parallel tech universes. In one, huge profitless companies command massive valuations and attract [… read more]
The founders of Google recently said that they could never have founded the company in the UK as the copyright laws are far too restrictive. David Cameron has taken this to heart announcing not only a planned shake-up of outdated coyright law but also the intention to turn the Olympic Village and parts of East [… read more]
The rise of Google has been well documented. Created by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1996 whilst the pair undertook PhDs at Stanford University, what started as a research project concerned with making search engines more efficient has now grown into a hi-tech behemoth with revenues in 2009 exceeding twenty three billion dollars. Google’s [… read more]
Nominet, the UK domain name registry has decided in favour of Ryanair in a case relating to the ihateryanair.co.uk domain name. The decision entails the transfer of the domain name from the registrant to Ryanair. Ryanair won because the registrant had made a small commercial gain from the website which, according to the Nominet expert, took unfair advantage of Ryanair’s name as [… read more]
Agile Software – new model contract now available.
Domain names and trademarks are obviously vital elements of brand protection. I have dealt with many cases where third parties have registered domain names which my clients feel should belong to them. These break down into three main categories, each of which requires a different approach. i. Cybersquatters This is the situation where the registrant has [… read more]
Whereas data protection is largely standardised in the EEA, data transfers to other jurisdictions may raise complex legal issues.