Under the influence: How to protect your brand when entering into marketing partnerships with Influencers

Increasingly, we’re asked to advise clients in respect of marketing partnerships with online personalities and social media influencers. The business case for partnering with an influencer with a staggering number of followers within a brand’s target market can be compelling. Often though, businesses can risk doing significant damage to their brand by rushing to enter [...]

2022-05-26T06:42:23+00:00May 26th, 2022|Contracts, Trademarks|Comments Off on Under the influence: How to protect your brand when entering into marketing partnerships with Influencers

Commercial Leasing Basics: Outgoings – When more “Outgoing” is not such a good thing

Yes, “outgoing” in the sense of additional tenancy costs (not me after 3 negronis!). The term “outgoings” in a commercial lease generally refers to additional expenses relating to the property that the tenant must pay in addition to the rent. These typically include (but aren’t limited to): rates, levies and assessments imposed by any local [...]

2022-05-02T03:42:22+00:00May 2nd, 2022|Property|Comments Off on Commercial Leasing Basics: Outgoings – When more “Outgoing” is not such a good thing

5 reasons why those cut and pasted Terms & Conditions are a bad idea

Like ill-fitting budgie-smugglers T&Cs are often crafted with a particular business in mind and the unique challenges it faces. At best, using someone else’s means the terms are likely not effective protection for your particular business and, at worst, they won’t fit and may inadequately cover critical things that are unique to your business. Well, [...]

2022-04-20T23:51:12+00:00April 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 reasons why those cut and pasted Terms & Conditions are a bad idea

Commercial Leasing Basics: Rent Reviews – Getting agreed rent adjustments right

An integral aspect of commercial leases is the configuration of ‘rent reviews’ according to which rent is adjusted and agreed intervals during the lease term. These intervals are the agreed review dates. The rental payable by the tenant after each scheduled review date is adjusted in accordance with an agreed formula that is set out [...]

2022-03-10T04:39:33+00:00March 10th, 2022|Business Advice, Property|Comments Off on Commercial Leasing Basics: Rent Reviews – Getting agreed rent adjustments right
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