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How intellectual property issues are affecting retailers weblink subscription

Walker Morris 18-Sep-2014

The courts have decided a number of high-profile cases this summer in which retailers have been involved in intellectual property disputes.

Store designs may be registered as trademarks download subscription

Dentons 12-Sep-2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on 10 July 2014 that a retail store design may — subject to certain conditions — be registered as a trademark.

Apple’s blueprint for a new type of trademark download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 11-Sep-2014

Apple has turned its eye to the internal layout of all its shops and is pursuing trademark protection for this in the EU.

Shark toys fly through IPEC: should you? download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 9-Sep-2014

John MacKenzie looks at four aspects of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) and discusses why it is an effective option for rights owners.

#MonkeySelfie — copyright dispute between Wikipedia and David Slater is not new download subscription

Dentons 2-Sep-2014

The dispute actually began in July 2011 between the UK-based Caters News Agency, who had hired Slater to do a nature shoot in Indonesia, and the blog Techdirt.

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New ICO guidance issued on charities and the Data Protection Act download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 18-Sep-2014

Charities can be exempted from most of the provisions of the Data Protection Act, when they handle personal information in order to publish certain reports.

BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises — Electoral Commission publishes update for non-party campaigners; and more download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 18-Sep-2014

Bates Wells Braithwaite has released the latest issue of its BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises.

Data Issues Roundup — new Irish data protection commissioner appointed; Racing Post falls short on IT security; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 18-Sep-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has released the 15 September 2014 issue of its Data Issues Roundup publication.

Europe not yet satisfied with adequacy of Québec’s privacy law download subscription

Dentons 17-Sep-2014

A report issued by WP 29 has raised concerns regarding certain limitations in Québec’s scheme of protection for personal information.

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Door-to-door selling of financial instruments: recent clarifications by the Court of Cassation download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Sep-2014

The interpretation of the scope of application of the investor’s right to withdraw from any contracts for the placement of door-to-door financial products has again captured the attention of all players.

Tax Newsletter — July/August 2014: SAT strengthens reporting request under China CFC rules; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Sep-2014

DLA Piper has released the July/August edition of its Tax Newsletter, which provides a review of PRC and Hong Kong tax developments.

Disclosure of confidential information to a prospective buyer and directors’ duties download subscription

Kemp Little 19-Sep-2014

A recent High Court case has emphasised the need for investors to ensure that confidentially clauses in shareholders’ agreement are drafted correctly. 

Consultation on the Small Business Act: removing red tape for SMEs download subscription

Kemp Little 19-Sep-2014

On 8 September 2014, the European Commission published a public consultation on the Small Business Act for Europe.

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US Supreme Court rules in Aereo TV copyright case download subscription

Goodman Derrick 18-Jul-2014

US broadcasters have won an important battle in their efforts to prevent an unlicensed service from providing online real-time streaming of their broadcasts.

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How should you manage a reluctant witness? download subscription

Shoosmiths 16-Sep-2014

An employee or witness who is fearful of giving evidence as part of a disciplinary process can cause difficulties for an employer.

Commercial property — dilapidations at termination of a lease download subscription

Shoosmiths 12-Sep-2014

Damages recoverable from a tenant: the differences in England and Scotland.

The coffee capsule revolution: French competition authority opens up market to Nespresso rivals download subscription

Shoosmiths 11-Sep-2014

Following an investigation sparked by complaints from rival espresso coffee capsule manufacturers, the French Competition Authority has accepted commitments from Nespresso.

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New ICO guidance issued on charities and the Data Protection Act download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 18-Sep-2014

Charities can be exempted from most of the provisions of the Data Protection Act, when they handle personal information in order to publish certain reports.

BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises — Electoral Commission publishes update for non-party campaigners; and more download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 18-Sep-2014

Bates Wells Braithwaite has released the latest issue of its BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises.

Data Issues Roundup — new Irish data protection commissioner appointed; Racing Post falls short on IT security; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 18-Sep-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has released the 15 September 2014 issue of its Data Issues Roundup publication.

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Consultation on the Small Business Act: removing red tape for SMEs download subscription

Kemp Little 19-Sep-2014

On 8 September 2014, the European Commission published a public consultation on the Small Business Act for Europe.

Commencement of development — practical tips and pitfalls download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 19-Sep-2014

It is important when looking to commence a planning permission that careful consideration is given to the requirements of the relevant planning conditions.

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