Katy Perry, the most followed celebrity on Twitter, suffered an awkward moment when her account was allegedly hacked this week. Posts made from the account in the ten minute window included a tweet directed at Taylor Swift, with whom Perry has had an apparent spat with since 2013. Other posts, assumed by many to have been … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2016
Is ‘bore out’ coming to the Employment Tribunal?
A case is being brought in France by a former employee of a perfume company, but the reasons for his dismissal may smell a little suspicious. I was invited to comment on the story and its potential implications for the Independent On Line, and expand on those comments here. Mr Desnard has alleged that he was sidelined from … Continue reading
Brexit would hit British hospitality and farm workers hardest
According to new research(£) carried out for the Financial Times by Oxford University’s Migration Observatory, more than three-quarters of EU citizens currently working in certain industries and sectors in the UK under free movement provisions would not meet the current visa requirements post Brexit. Although there are still many unknowns and the law would be likely … Continue reading
Trending now: the Hashtag Trademark
According to recent reports in the Wall Street Journal, 1,398 hashtag trademark applications were filed globally in 2015, compared with only 7 in 2010 and 103 in 2014. Although only around half of applications are currently being approved, the statistics are suggestive that hashtags are a valued commodity that warrant protection where social media dominates … Continue reading