“Burst of activity” around iconic Disney brand in 2024
With AI image generation and the immediate dissemination of shared images online, this year will see a “burst of activity” following the expiry of copyright protection around Disney’s iconic Mickey Mouse character
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The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act October 2023 is intended to tackle economic crime in the UK, improve the transparency of corporate information and reform its role as the UK companies registry.
Case law update – Courts pivot to mandatory dispute resolution
On 29 November 2023, the Court of Appeal handed down judgement in the matter of Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council  EWCA Civ 1416 confirming that the court can stay claims and compel parties to engage in alternative dispute resolution.
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Amanda French, partner and head of retail at national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP, explores why online brands are increasingly wanting physical space and the key considerations for retailers looking to move to the high street.
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