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The European Commission has given state aid approval to the UK’s video-games tax relief, which was announced in the 2012 Budget.
A guarantor will be released from liability if the parties to the contract that is guaranteed vary its terms if it does not confirm its obligations.
At a time when well-known names are disappearing from the high street as a result of retailers going into administration, the spectre of corporate insolvencies has never loomed larger.
Following the 2014 Budget, Taylor Wessing has set out a summary of some of the main announcements.
Last year — 2013 — was a considerably less eventful year for German gambling law than 2012, which saw significant reforms within the industry.
Copyright has been a favourite punch bag of politicians, users and platforms ever since the internet first became mainstream, widely blamed for not being adapted to the new environment.
Geographical licensing is the practice where the owner of the rights to a product grants to a licensee the right to develop the product in a specific country or territory only.
A business must either own or have a licence to what it uses; otherwise it could infringe someone else’s intellectual property rights.
One innovative deal structure is geographical licensing. While apparently simple on the face of it, the devil is in the detail.
The latter half of 2013 proved to be an interesting period for the pharmaceutical sector from a competition law perspective.
An important extension to European copyright law concerns technological protection measures, in other word forms of encryption used to protect digital content.
The CJEU delivered three important rulings on the application of the supplementary protection certificate regulation 469/2009/EC on the same day.
When granting or receiving a licence under intellectual property rights, the parties need to consider at the earliest stage the degree of exclusivity that will be granted.
Following its market investigation, the OFT has published draft principles for the makers of online and app-based games.
The European Commission has expressed doubts that the new video games tax relief is necessary to incentivise video game development in the UK.
Northern Ireland’s Executive announced last month that it intends to update the province’s outdated gambling laws.
Neil Hawley and Graham Hann summarise the proposed key changes to the regulation of online gambling.
An update on gambling laws in Germany.