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New figures published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that the UK's impending exit from the EU is beginning to impact on the country's economy, according to experts at Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com. 26 May 2017
Kit Kat manufacturer Nestlé has had its bid to trade mark the shape of its four-fingered chocolate bar rejected by the Court of Appeal in London in a ruling which could impact on similar applications to trade mark shapes deemed not to be inherently distinctive.... 22 May 2017
Anti-competitive agreements are prohibited by European and domestic competition law. This means any anti-competitive provisions in commercial agreements are void and unenforceable which could lead to the entire agreement being unenforceable.
Organisations are increasingly looking to work in collaboration or partnership with third parties. This may be to achieve operational aims, such as a step change in service delivery, or to reduce costs or achieve efficiencies.
Many private sector organisations are using competitive tenders to procure goods and services or award significant contracts. Competitive tenders can be used to maintain a competitive edge and drive a better commercial deal.
Businesses and outsourcing suppliers often face problems that cause commercial harm but are not serious enough to merit using contractual remedies, which are usually confined to damages claims or contract termination.
This guide was last updated in August 2015.
This guide is based on UK law. This was updated in April 2013.
It is not an automatic breach of EU competition rules for manufacturers to prevent retailers from selling their goods on online marketplaces, according to the European Commission. 11 May 2017
New medical devices laws have been published in the EU's Official Journal. 05 May 2017
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