Category: Legal

Mar 8

Using a shareholder agreement to avoid conflict, delays and costly mistakes

If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s how unpredictable the world can be and the importance of planning ahead for challenging circumstances. Here, I’ll discusses the importance of a shareholders’ agreement, particularly when it comes to difficult scenarios. A shareholders’ agreement is an essential tool recommended for any company with two or more […]
Mar 1

Elon Musk sues ChatGPT-maker OpenAI over Microsoft links given Non-Profit Mission

Elon Musk has launched legal action against OpenAI, the developers of ChatGPT, asserting that the company has veered away from the principles agreed upon when he co-founded it in 2015. The lawsuit, which also targets OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, alleges that the company has strayed from its original non-profit, open-source objectives. Instead of focusing on […]
Feb 26

Royal Mail Faces Legal Battle Over Gig Economy Classification of Delivery Drivers

Royal Mail finds itself embroiled in a legal dispute as delivery drivers, represented by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) and solicitor Leigh Day, challenge the classification of drivers as self-employed contractors. The case bears resemblance to the landmark ruling against Uber, highlighting broader concerns regarding worker classification and rights in the gig […]
Feb 23

Tony’s Chocolonely Faces Legal Battle with Milka Over Copycat Campaign

In a clash of titans within the chocolate industry, Tony’s Chocolonely finds itself embroiled in a legal dispute with Milka, one of Europe’s leading chocolate manufacturers. The contention arises from Tony’s recent marketing campaign, which Milka alleges infringes upon its intellectual property rights. Tony’s Chocolonely, renowned for its ethical stance and commitment to combating child […]
Feb 13

Squishmallows launches legal fight against Build-A-Bear

A potential clash is looming between two prominent plush toy manufacturers as they prepare to address a copyright dispute. Squishmallows, produced by Jazwares, has raised concerns regarding Skoosherz, a newly introduced toy by Build-A-Bear Workshop, citing striking similarities to its own egg-shaped cushion animal characters. Despite the cuddly nature of the toys involved, the impending […]
Feb 9

Nationwide Advert Featuring Dominic West Sparks Advertising Watchdog Investigation

A recent Nationwide advertisement featuring actor Dominic West has sparked an investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following a complaint filed by rival bank Santander. In the advert, West portrays the head of a fictional major bank who derides customers while discussing plans for branch closures. The complaint alleges that the advertisement is misleading […]
Feb 8

ICO urges all app developers to prioritise privacy

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is issuing a reminder to all app developers regarding the paramount importance of safeguarding users’ privacy, following its examination of period and fertility apps. In its recent review, the ICO meticulously scrutinized period and fertility apps to assess their handling of personal data and ascertain any potential adverse effects on […]