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Author: M. Hamel-Smith & Co.

10 Dec
HEAR THAT TIGER ROAR: PROTECTING YOUR BRAND

Tiger Woods’ made an exciting comeback last week by winning his 5th Master’s Tournament and 15th major title. It was a marked change from the position that he found himself in a few years ago, when his personal...

10 Dec
FAIR COMPETITION IS COMING BUT WILL IT EVER REACH?

When an earlier version of this Article was first published in March 2017, it was stated then that “(W)ord on the ground is that the remaining unproclaimed (and the most substantive) part of the Fair Trading Act (…the...

10 Dec
Fair Trade and Fair Competition Finally Here

After many years, the long-awaited Fair Trading Act (Chap. 81:13 of the laws of Trinidad and Tobago, the FTA or the Act) has finally been brought fully into force.   The Act was first partially proclaimed in 2007.  While...

10 Dec
COVID-19 AND THE TEMPORARY LAY OFF OF EMPLOYEES

The outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus has presented new challenges for employers. Many businesses are already feeling the crunch due to supply chain issues, decreased demand for their goods or services or other issues relating to Covid-19. Although...

10 Dec
#CANCELLED? SOCIAL MEDIA AND EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE

Recent months have seen an upswing in both social unrest and social media use. In countries like the United States it has become commonplace to see offensive social media posts or behaviour ‘go viral’ with an outpouring of...

09 Dec
BLOCKCHAIN – THE DEATH OF A MIDDLEMAN

“Blockchain, is a form of distributed ledger in which a record of consensus is created with a cryptographic audit trail which is maintained and validated by several separate nodes. This cryptographically assured and synchronized data can be spread...

09 Dec
BITCOIN AND OTHER CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Bitcoin is back in the news following price surges and the US Congress introducing two new cryptocurrency bills. While the terms “Bitcoin” and “cryptocurrency” have become household words, many of us are still intimidated by them. This Article...