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Takedown: no more case by case

Eddie Powell |

A couple of UK court cases have looked at how an intermediary – such as an internet service provider (ISP) or on-line marketplace (e.g. eBay) – can be forced to take sweeping action to stop infringement of intellectual property rights taking place through their services. IP owners have been able to use “takedown” procedures against […]


The Cookie Diet

Eddie Powell, Alan Wetterhahn |

If you have a business and you have a website, then the chances are that you are using cookies. Cookies are little files created on a computer when a browser accesses a website. Essentially, cookies allow websites to recognise users when they return to a site and utilise content and services. Technically speaking, cookies can […]


The three little words that every lawyer wants to hear

Eddie Powell |

No, we don’t expect our clients to tell us they love us! But we do love it when clients use “subject to contract” in their negotiations. A recent case in the UK Court of Appeal, Immingham Storage Co Ltd v Clear plc, highlights the court’s willingness to enforce a contract where all essential terms have […]


Fladgate advises Akkeron Hotels Group on acquisition of 10 hotels

Eddie Powell, Jeremy Whiteson, Kim McMurray |

Fladgate LLP has acted for Akkeron Hotels Group Limited (Akkeron) on the acquisition of ten hotels from the administrators of Butterfly Hotels Limited and Crowne Hotels Limited. This transaction will increase the number of Akkeron hotels to 36, employing 1,630 people and with a combined annual turnover of c£57m, cementing its position as one of […]


Recent developments in online advertising

Eddie Powell |

This article summarises some of the more recent developments that will be of interest to those companies and individuals who participate in, or are considering participating in, any online advertising or promotional activity. The Advertising Standards Authority’s new digital remit On 1 March 2011 The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) digital remit will be extended to […]


Israel joins club of safe destinations for personal data

Eddie Powell |

On 1 February 2011 The European Commission formally accepted Israel as a country which provides an “adequate level of protection” for the purposes of determining whether it is safe to transfer personal data to it from Europe. Israel’s laws and practice are therefore recognised as meeting the EU’s standards for protection of the rights of […]


The dog with an MBA

Eddie Powell |

The judgment in BSkyB v EDS attracts interest not only because of the story of counsel’s dog, which obtained an MBA during the trial, but also because of its findings on the fraudulent representations EDS made to Sky. The interpretation of the “entire agreement” clause and the cap on liability, both commonly found in construction […]


UK domain name register releases short domain names

Eddie Powell |

On 1 December 2010 applications will be accepted to register very short “.UK” domain names, consisting of one or two characters. These short names have until now not been available for use as website names. It will therefore be possible to have domain names like “z.co.uk” or “1.co.uk”. Other previously restricted names (such as jobs.net.uk) […]


Fladgate advises German paper manufacturer on UK acquisition

Andrew Kaufman, Eddie Powell, Alex Kaufmann, Mark Harnett, Andrew Bessemer Clark |

Fladgate LLP has advised German paper manufacturer Palm Paper Group on the acquisition of the business and assets of Cheshire Recycling Limited from its administrators for an undisclosed sum. Palm Recycling Limited, a newly formed subsidiary of the Palm Paper Group, has acquired the business which was previously trading as Abitibi Bowater Recycling Europe. The […]


Fladgate acts for Gü Rensow Limited on its £multi-million sale to Noble Foods

Eddie Powell, Avram Kelman |

Fladgate LLP has acted for Gü Rensow Limited (Gü), renowned for their melt in the middle chocolate puddings, on its £multi-million sale to Noble Foods, the UK egg producer and dessert manufacturer. Corporate partner Avram Kelman led the cross-departmental team advising Gü, assisted by IP partner Eddie Powell and tax partner Huw Witty. James Averdieck, […]