Sent Home for Not Wearing Heels – Justified or Not?

Sent Home for Not Wearing Heels – Justified or Not?

This week, it’s emerged that a London receptionist was sent home from work without pay after refusing to wear high heels.  Temp worker Nicola Thorp aged 27 years old, arrived at finance company PwC and was told that she should be wearing heeled shoes with a 2 to 4 inch heel.  When she refused, she reports that she was laughed at, and eventually sent home. Many have argued that Ms. Thorp was treated unfairly and…

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Why does a Trademark matter?

Why does a Trademark matter?

Trademarks are like birthmarks! Why does a Trademark matter? It’s been a rough week for Apple, who on top of seeing their shares plummet has lost a trademark fight in China, meaning a firm which sells handbags and other leather goods can continue to use the name “IPHONE”.  The decision was handed down by the Beijing Municipal High People’s Court in favour of Xintong Tiandi Technology, who are trademarked “IPHONE” for their leather products in…

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