Business Shapers

Monthly Archives: October 2013

  • Shaper: Saul Klein

    Saul Klein is a Partner at Index Ventures,which works with fledging businesses to help them grow. He joined in the London office in 2007 and currently serves on the boards of Alertme, Chartbeat, Codecademy, GlassesDirect, MyHeritage, Seedcamp, Songkick and Soluto. Follow Saul on Twitter @cape

  • The Recover Report

    This report examines a sample of 150 data theft cases handled by Mishcon de Reya. Our research has focused on cases involving dishonest employees and industrial competitors. The report aims to help you to identify where you may be vulnerable to employee related data theft, to advise you on the best possible protection and, to… Read more

  • Recent High Court case makes team moves more difficult

    Most recruitment companies understand the importance of enforceable restrictive covenants and confidentiality obligations. Without them, recruitment businesses risk key business relationships (and revenues) walking out the door with departing employees. The problem is all the more acute when employees take colleagues with them. Team moves, however, are different. They tend to be instigated by a… Read more

  • A blot on Cadbury’s purple Patch and cracks in Scrabble’s tiles

    Summary Last week was a bad week for pictorial trade marks, as the English Court of Appeal decided that neither Cadbury’s famous shade of dark purple, nor Mattel’s Scrabble® tiles, were valid trade marks. Neither mark was described with sufficient clarity or precision to be registrable. Cadbury: its purple colour – not wrapped up! Cadbury®… Read more

  • Legal risks in the conversion of social to real-money

    It is widely predicted that significant revenues will be made by those who are able to convert social gamers into real-money gamblers. Stuart McMaster, a Partner at Mishcon de Reya, considers the legal implications in the UK of turning a casino-style social game into a real-money gambling product, and whether social games will retain their… Read more

  • First Impressions: Conservative Party Conference 2013

    Having narrowly survived my first Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, here are some first impressions. I was unprepared for the Secure Zone which had come up casually in conversations about conference passes and is not unlike the MIPIM security cordon. However REED MIDEM haven’t (yet) resorted to armed police guards with unnerving machine guns and… Read more