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By Adam Kelly
As intellectual property plays such a vital role in the key activities of many businesses, it is important not only that it is properly protected and used but also that third party rights are not infringed.
By Adam Kelly
The recent English case of Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman (2017) is interesting. The defendant joined the claimant's recruitment business in 2002 on terms including a 6 month no-compete restriction.
By Irini Newby
Businesses need to gear up for a raft of new, far reaching social legislation that aims to ensure fair and equal treatment for all.
By Sarah Wolter
This decision demonstrates the benefit of a statutory provision, not limited to a particular set of facts or criteria, as to when and why a receiver should be appointed.
By David Wozniak
The Isle of Man advocate instructed to act would usually review any transaction documents being entered into by the Isle of Man legal entity from an Isle of Man law perspective.
By Adam Kelly
In an interesting case (First Personnel Services Limited v Halfords Limited) decided at the end of 2016, a client terminated the services of a recruitment agency with which it had dealt over many years...
By David Wozniak
Under the Manx and UK copyright legislation it is not an infringement of a design document to make industrially articles in accordance with the design which are not themselves artistic works, including works of artistic craftsmanship.
By Adam Kelly, David Wozniak
The use of hyperlinks to access third party websites is such a common part of internet communication that it is hard to imagine that they might give rise to a claim of infringement of copyright in material on the site being accessed.
By David Wozniak
As the Isle of Man eGaming Summit draws closer, one topic sure to be of interest and discussion is eSports.
By Adam Kelly
From August 12 2016 when the UK's Insurance Act 2015 takes effect there will be differences affecting business (ie non-consumer) policies issued in Isle of Man and those issued in UK, including renewals.
By Chris Arrowsmith, Kevin O'Loughlin
On June 30 2016 Her Majesty's First Deemster, Deemster Doyle, delivered a judgment in the case of AB v CD, in which Kevin O'Loughlin and Christopher Arrowsmith of Simcocks acted for the Defendant trustee.
By Caroline Jennings
If you are going through a divorce, or dissolution of a civil partnership, or if you are already divorced, no matter how long ago, it is certainly worth considering whether you have done all that you can to protect yourself...
By Sarah Wolter
This case deals with three main issues; (1) the duty of care of an advocate to a third party, (2) amendments to Particulars of Claim and (3) the test when seeking leave to appeal to the Privy Council.
By Irini Newby
As levels of obesity make headline news Simcocks director Irini Newby considers the implications for employers.
By Kevin O'Loughlin
A discussion of the decision of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Singularis Holdings Limited v PwC [2014] UKPC 36.