Information Technology Briefings
Ofcom proposes to regulate apparatus that causes interference to communications networks download subscription
Ofcom is proposing the regulation of all electrical apparatus to ensure it does not cause undue interference to wireless telegraphy equipment.
Online reviews and endorsements: CMA seeks information download subscription
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has invited views from the business community and consumers on the development of online reviews and endorsements.
Google to comply with privacy measures set out by Italy’s DPA download subscription
In Italy, for the first time in Europe Google is to be subject to regular checks to monitor its progress on bringing its platform into line with domestic legislation.
Prevention better than cure? IT suppliers and the Insolvency Service download subscription
Earlier this month the Insolvency Service issued an updated draft statutory order regarding the provision of essential IT supplies which is planned to come into force on 1 October 2015.
Big Data, big deal? download subscription
The first week of each New Year sees the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) roll into Las Vegas, providing an annual glimpse into the future of consumer technology.
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Intellectual Property Briefings
Rabbit food wars – Supreme Petfoods do not reign supreme download subscription
Arnold J does battle again with the complexities of European Trade Mark law in a dispute about the trademark SUPREME for foodstuffs for rabbits and other small animals.
Secondary meaning and the strong protection of a weak trademark download subscription
The Italian Supreme Court of Cassation has issued a ruling regarding the extent of protection of weak trademarks based on the doctrine of ‘secondary meaning’.
Trademarks – the nature of ‘strong trademark’ of a certain mark is not sufficient to state its counterfeiting download subscription
The Italian Court of Cassation ruled on the counterfeiting of the figurative trademark ‘Valentino’, owned by Valentino S.p.A., by the figurative trademark ‘Giovanni Valentino’, owned by Florence Fashion Jersey Ltd.’ –
The future of Formula 1 download subscription
As the start of the 2015 F1 season looms, it was announced last week that the insolvent Marussia team may be in a position to join the others on the grid, racing as Manor.
Yahoo! gains safe harbour exemption for its online contents download subscription
A decision that held Yahoo! responsible for copyright infringement in connection with videos uploaded by end-users has been overturned.
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Hate crimes and drag queens in cyber space download subscription
In a new book published by Harvard University Press, Hate Crimes in Cyber Space, Prof Danielle Citron lays her prescription for tackling the ‘awful internet’.
From the firm of the week
Twitter takes on the trolls download subscription
It was revealed yesterday that Dick Costolo, the CEO of Twitter, admitted on Twitter’s internal forums that Twitter ‘sucks at dealing with abuse and trolls’.
A partnership for avoiding embarrassment download subscription
Social media offers huge opportunities for brands to strengthen their reputation and build stronger relationships with their customers and other stakeholders. But it can be a double-edged sword.
Assessing reputation risk download subscription
The General Council of a well-respected company recently asked: how do you measure reputation risk? With no singular guidance on the issue, this is a question that many organisations struggle with.
ACCC v Pfizer: a bitter pill for the ACCC download subscription
The Federal Court of Australia has dismissed the ACCC’s anti-competitive conduct case against Pfizer, finding that Pfizer did not breach the prohibition on misuse of market power.
Aguas v State of New Jersey: new test for supervisory sexual harassment download subscription
The New Jersey Supreme Court refines ‘Toys ‘R’ Us’ standard and adopts the Ellerth/Faragher test for supervisory sexual harassment.
Jersey private trust companies download subscription
This briefing note considers key issues relating to the establishment and use of a Jersey PTC in the context of private wealth management.
Employment reforms ‘worrying businesses’ download subscription
New employment regulations relating to shared parental leave and pensions auto-enrolment remain a major worry for UK firms, according to a survey.
Information Technology Analysis
Technology M&A is leading the way in Israel as foreign companies clamour to invest, but will a regulator’s U-turn put the brakes on growth?
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The proposed counter-terrorism law looks set to leave ISPs and social media sites uncomfortably torn between security and privacy demands.
Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.
Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all
For every new business model success story there’s a disaster. As more firms contemplate more efficient working structures, here’s how to avoid the pitfalls
The boss of US retailer Target has stepped down after a data breach affected millions of customers. Could law firms be next in the firing line?