LEGAL THOUGHTS

This blog contains our personal opinions on legal topics that interest us.

June 28, 2018

Around May 25th, my inbox became filled with emails notifying me that a business was updating its privacy notice because of the GDPR.  While I appreciate knowing that they updated their privacy notice, was it necessary to send an email?

The answer is no.  They could hav...

June 25, 2018

I encountered this building in London.  Doesn't it have a great street address - "1 Poultry".

June 21, 2018

Whois was an online search tool to discover the contact information of a domain name registrant -- see ICAAN Whois search, and was provided by many domain name registrars.

Many businesses rely on Whois searches to identify intellectual property infringers.  As we approa...

June 18, 2018

I saw this sign in the Middle Inn area in London.  Isn't every dog a resident of somewhere?

June 15, 2018

The 2018 East Coast Gaming Congress and NextGen Gaming Forum (ECGC) held in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 13 and 14 provided guidance on the key factors necessary for the future success of gaming and the newly legalized “sports betting”. Throughout the congress, ke...

June 14, 2018

Google Analytics appears to be everywhere, and it was estimated in 2015 that around half of the websites on the Internet use it (see link).  Because the European Union requires websites have a cookie notice, you find a lot of cookie notices stating that a website uses...

June 11, 2018

Coming off the airplane at London City Airport (LCY), I was greeted by this international chain of restaurants.

How could I go all the way to England and find this chain?  Well, it turns out that the current iteration of Pret A Manger was founded in England (see link).

June 4, 2018

I saw this van in Switzerland, and I thought the business might be related to Federal Express (aka FedEx) because the logo used two colors.  But, upon further research, I don't think it is.

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