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Legal risks on the Internet

The legal risks of doing business on the Internet are taxing the minds of lawyers. The City solicitors Theodore Goddard and the NCC Legal Group are joining together for a seminar to be held today at Theodore Goddard's office, while DJ Freeman has produced a guidance note pointing out that "appropriate contractual arrangements" are essential in order to comply with the law and protect the interests of all parties involved.

Seminar on trademark protection

The reality of obtaining a Europe-wide injunction to protect a trademark will be considered at a seminar that is being hosted today by the City law firm Denton Hall. The event will be chaired by Liz Cratchley, head of Unilever's trademark department, and there will also be a presentation on counterfeiting by Tony Swaffield of Birmingham Trading Standards Office.

Exhibition to aid Olympic efforts

The London solicitors firm Collyer-Bristow is sponsoring an exhibition of painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography in support of the British Equestrian Olympic Fund in the gallery of its Bedford Row offices from 1 May.

Conference on legal reforms

The civil justice reform proposals being put forward by Lord Woolf are among the issues that will be discussed at the Legal Aid Practitioners Group's 1996 conference under the title the "Agenda for Change".

Constructive arguments

The "New Engineering Contract", produced in response to criticism of construction industry practices, will be reviewed at a seminar hosted by the solicitors Dickinson Dees and the consulting engineers WS Atkins at the Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle, tomorrow.

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