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Prevention better than cure? IT suppliers and the Insolvency Service download subscription

Shoosmiths 27-Feb-2015

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

Shoosmiths 26-Feb-2015

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.

Execution in counterpart bill passed by Scottish Parliament download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 25-Feb-2015

The Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Bill allows the execution in counterpart of formal documents and contracts in Scotland to become legally effective by electronic delivery.

Regulatory control over cyber exports in Israel download subscription

Herzog Fox & Neeman 20-Feb-2015

Homeland security experts warn of the next wide-scale military offensive beginning with a decisive zero-day cyber attack.

Key criteria for a third-party risk management solution download subscription

ELM Solutions (formally DataCert/Tymetrix) 13-Feb-2015 | Updated: 25-Feb-2015

ELM Solutions’ checklist provides you with the key criteria you need to know in order to select the right technology to help you protect your brand and reputation while sustaining a state of compliance.

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Delhi High Court sets aside patent office order rejecting Gilead’s patent application for hepatitis C drug on procedural grounds download subscription

Khaitan & Co 26-Feb-2015

On 30 January 2015, the Delhi High Court set aside an order dated 13 January 2015 of the Indian Patent Office rejecting a patent to Gilead Pharmasset Inc for a ‘blockbuster’ Hepatitis C drug.

Parallel imports: when it is permissible to rebrand goods to the trademark used in the importing EU member state? download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 26-Feb-2015

The Court of Appeal has returned its judgment in parallel imports case Speciality European Pharma v Doncaster Pharmaceuticals.

Art Matters newsletter: Sir Winston’s paintings, Wedgwood, Caravaggio and more weblink subscription

Collyer Bristow 26-Feb-2015

 Welcome to Collyer Bristow’s Art Matters, our newsletter covering all aspects of art law.

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Art Matters newsletter: Sir Winston’s paintings, Wedgwood, Caravaggio and more weblink subscription

Collyer Bristow 26-Feb-2015

 Welcome to Collyer Bristow’s Art Matters, our newsletter covering all aspects of art law.

Artists' Resale Rights Regulations download subscription

Collyer Bristow 24-Feb-2015

The Artists’ Resale Rights Regulations came into force to align creators of art with songwriters, authors, playwrights and screenwriters vis-a`-vis ongoing royalties for the exploitation of their works.

Privatise BBC Three? – I don’t believe it download subscription

Goodman Derrick 19-Feb-2015

Could private bidders buy a chunk of the BBC and stop BBC Three from becoming an internet-only channel? Paul Herbert considers the challenges the bidders are likely to face.

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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’.

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Twitter takes on the trolls download subscription

Schillings 9-Feb-2015

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

Schillings 5-Feb-2015

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

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.

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Breaking news: ‘insolvency carve out’ continues… download subscription

Gateley 27-Feb-2015

It was announced in a written statement of the House of Commons that the exemption was to continue. 

Posting of standard operating procedure was not enough: OLRB refuses to suspend inspector’s training order download subscription

Dentons 27-Feb-2015

Employers often post new procedures in the workplace without providing formal training. A recent decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board suggests that for some procedures posting is not enough; rather, training is required.

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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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