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Annual cybersecurity roundup 2014 download subscription

Kemp Little 28-Jan-2015

Nicola Fulford and Alex Cravero of Kemp Little look back at the most significant security and data privacy issues of 2014, and consider what we might expect to see in 2015.

Five golden rules for accountability on privacy and cyber security download subscription

Dentons 27-Jan-2015

The vulnerability of information on digital platforms constitutes an unprecedented risk and the undermining of customer trust goes straight to the bottom line.

The new general counsel: being front and centre of cyber incident response download subscription

PwC 27-Jan-2015

Looking across our cyber response engagements there’s a stark – and  illuminating – contrast between the UK and US.

Unlock Italy: telecoms operators optimistic download subscription

NCTM 27-Jan-2015

Decree-Law 133/2014, known as the ‘Unlock Italy Decree’, has significant implications for the telecoms sector. In particular, a 50 per cent tax credit is envisaged for wideband in ‘white areas’.

ICO issues enforcement notice in response to Office data security breach download subscription

Shoosmiths 26-Jan-2015

Shoe retailer Office has become the latest retailer to have its knuckles wrapped by the Information Commissioner’s Office following a data protection breach.

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A quick guide to trademarks download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 27-Jan-2015

Trademarks give your business a unique, protectable brand which is readily identifiable by consumers. 

Irish Knowledge Development Box consultation document outlines framework download subscription

KPMG 27-Jan-2015

The proposed Irish Knowledge Development Box regime will follow a similar framework to the Modified Nexus approach.

US hedge fund manager issues threat to Big Pharma patent portfolios download subscription

Dentons 27-Jan-2015

Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass plans to take on some of the world’s largest drug producers by challenging the patents that protect their top products.

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Rihanna retains passing-off victory against Topshop download subscription

Shoosmiths 27-Jan-2015

In 2013 global pop sensation Rihanna took legal action against the retail giant and its parent company Arcadia for using an image of her on a T-shirt and succeeded in the High Court with her claim of passing-off.

Tweeting hell! download subscription

Gateley 23-Jan-2015

The behaviour of employees on social media and an employer’s ability to discipline inappropriate behaviour has been a hot topic for some time.

Blurred Lines: music copyright disputes download subscription

Collyer Bristow 22-Jan-2015

Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke’s collaborative track with Pharrell Williams, from the album of the same name, has been courting controversy since its release in 2013.

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Hate crimes and drag queens in cyber space download subscription

Collyer Bristow 10-Oct-2014

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

Assessing reputation risk download subscription

Schillings 6-Jan-2015

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.

Sony Entertainment hackers silence free speech download subscription

Schillings 22-Dec-2014

When Sony announced film The Interview would not be released at all, it marked the first time that a film has been withdrawn purely because of a hack attack

The first steps to defending reputation download subscription

Schillings 17-Dec-2014

In today’s digital age, false rumours and misinformation can quickly escalate and impact reputation like never before.

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Memery Crystal M&A update 2015 download subscription

Memery Crystal 28-Jan-2015

Memery Crystal draws attention to some important decisions made last year that may have a bearing on M&A transactions.

Conflicting cases — the battle lines are drawn for pensions/bankruptcy claims download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 28-Jan-2015

In December 2014 the case of Horton v Henry saw the High Court determine that a bankrupt individual’s uncrystallised pension fund was not available to satisfy his creditors.

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Jersey private trust companies download subscription

Carey Olsen 6-Nov-2014

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

B P Collins 3-Nov-2014

New employment regulations relating to shared parental leave and pensions auto-enrolment remain a major worry for UK firms, according to a survey.

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