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Ofcom consults on draft regulations that would permit 3G/4G phone use on aircraft download subscription

Eversheds 17-Apr-2014

Ofcom has consulted on regulations that would permit the use of 3G and 4G technologies on aircraft.

The Home Office relaxes licensing hours during the FIFA World Cup 2014 download subscription

Veale Wasbrough Vizards 14-Apr-2014

The government consultation on the possible extension for licensing hours during the World Cup has come to a close.

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — anti-money laundering rules for online gambling; terms for new C4 licence; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 11-Apr-2014

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence is the global monthly publication from DLA Piper’s sports, media and entertainment group.

2014 first-quarter children’s television programming documentation download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 28-Mar-2014

The next Children’s Television Programming Report must be filed with the FCC and placed in stations’ public inspection files by 10 April 2014.

2014 first-quarter Issues/Programs List advisory for broadcast stations download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 28-Mar-2014

The next Quarterly Issues/Programmes List must be placed in stations’ public inspection files by 10 April 2014.

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Intellectual Property Briefings

Interpreting patent claims and the meaning of ‘dry fryer’ weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Apr-2014

The High Court case of Jarden Solutions (Europe) Ltd v SEB SA concerned a dispute about deep fat fryers.

Colour contrasts and surface decoration in registered designs weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Apr-2014

In order to be capable of registration under the Community Designs Regulation, a design must be ‘new’ and have ‘individual character’.

How to protect an image weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Apr-2014

There is no free-standing general concept of ‘image rights’ protecting against the reproduction of a person’s image. However, there are other ways in which an image can be protected.

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Tax Briefings

Proposed changes to tax reliefs for television programmes and video games download subscription

Eversheds 17-Apr-2014

The chancellor has proposed changes to tax reliefs for television programmes and video games that were introduced by the Finance Act 2013.

Deadlines coming for multinationals’ retirement plans and US taxpayers with foreign financial interests download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 16-Apr-2014

In 2010, the US enacted a sweeping change in enforcement of its tax laws on foreign financial interests, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

Video: Pillsbury senior counsel Greg Laughlin discusses the future of government bailouts weblink subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 16-Apr-2014

In this video, Greg Laughlin discusses the legislative steps being taken to prevent future large-scale government bailouts of distressed financial institutions.

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Contempt of court in the age of the internet — by James Lewis QC and Guy Ladenburg download subscription

Three Raymond Buildings 25-Mar-2014

Three Raymond Buildings’ James Lewis QC and Guy Ladenburg explain the proposed amendments to the Contempt of Court Act 1981.

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Brands Update — April 2014: losing a grip on trademark protection for knife handles download subscription

Taylor Wessing 17-Apr-2014

When considering whether a sign ‘consists exclusively of the shape of goods that is necessary to obtain a technical result’, the court is not confined to looking at the sign as filed.

Brands Update — April 2014: getting to the meat of the matter (and the game and poultry) download subscription

Taylor Wessing 17-Apr-2014

Iceland Foods applied to register in the UK the trademark ICELAND (both figurative and word marks) for fish, meat, game and poultry.

Brands Update — April 2014: German Federal Court of Justice — ‘OTTO CAP’ download subscription

Taylor Wessing 17-Apr-2014

The German Federal Court of Justice has found that a party does not need to intend to take unfair advantage of the distinctiveness of a mark without due cause.

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Litigation Briefings

Interpreting patent claims and the meaning of ‘dry fryer’ weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Apr-2014

The High Court case of Jarden Solutions (Europe) Ltd v SEB SA concerned a dispute about deep fat fryers.

Colour contrasts and surface decoration in registered designs weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Apr-2014

In order to be capable of registration under the Community Designs Regulation, a design must be ‘new’ and have ‘individual character’.

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Information Technology Briefings

Parting shot from OFT regarding supply of ICT to the public sector weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Apr-2014

ICT suppliers and their public sector customers both need to take action following the publication of the results of the OFT’s market study into the sector. 

Trademark dispute: Lush result… for Lush download subscription

Penningtons Manches 16-Apr-2014

Lush made a conscious decision to prevent its products from being available for sale on the Amazon retail website, as it was critical of Amazon’s business ethics.

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Media/Entertainment/Sport Analysis

  • Bale

    Summer Round-up: Deals, booted

    Footie and telecoms dominate our regular round-up of recent M&A activity, as the threat of rising interest rates kick-started activity among organisations.

  • C4 team

    All 4 one

    Keeping cutting-edge Channel 4 TV shows on the rails calls for some radical action by its in-house lawyers. No wonder they are award-winners

  • Gail Crawford

    Clouded issues

    IT services are all about the cloud these days, but what’s the attraction and what are the legal risks?

  • digital map 150

    Place matters

    With so many tools of communication now in use, identifying the locations of stored data and their various laws regarding disclosure is essential, say Phil Beckett and Tristan Jenkinson

  • blueprint 150

    Good looking

    An updated e-discovery direction means laying the groundwork for a search will be a key component of success. Adam Clemens’ message is clear: be prepared

  • GPS 150

    Right direction

    The most recent e-discovery practice direction has been pitched just right and should be followed as a matter of course, says Vince Neicho

  • board 150

    Grey sky thinking

    Cloud computing can provide benefits when it comes to e-disclosure but is still rife with potential pitfalls. Daniel Kavan advises implementing clear processes before the cloud is introduced

  • Rebekah Brooks

    Kingsley Napley partner advises Rebekah Brooks after phone-hacking arrest

    Kingsley Napley partner Stephen Parkinson has been instructed by former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks following her arrest in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal.