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Clydes makes double hire in cyber and IP

Pinsent Masons’ cyber head has left the firm, joining Clyde & Co alongside an associate from his team. Ian Birdsey joins Clydes in London after eight years at Pinsent Masons and was made partner in 2016. Seaton Gordon, who is an associate in Birdsey’s team, is also joining Clydes. Birdsey advises corporate, SME and insurer […]

Cooley’s IP practice hit with another loss

Another IP partner has left Cooley in the wake of a nine-lawyer exodus at the end of June. IP partner Charlie Winckworth, who joined Cooley at the start of last year from Hogan Lovells, has left the firm. He leaves one week after Cooley lost fellow IP partner Nick Bolter, four associates, a paralegal, and three […]

Morgan Lewis raids Cooley with nine-strong team hire

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired a team of nine from Cooley’s London office, in a move intended to boost its IP capabilities. The US firm has taken on a group led by IP partner Nick Bolter, who has been with Cooley since its London launch. He joins alongside four associates, a paralegal, and three […]

Analysis

The ‘New How’: How Shoosmiths’ lockdown project took shape

In early 2020, Shoosmiths engaged a design agency to build a promotional campaign around a suite of technology platforms. The idea focused on doing things differently, informed by Prof Richard Susskind’s idea of the ‘lawyer of the future’. The campaign revolved around three platforms the firm had developed over the previous year. They were meant […]

Leaving Fleet Street is an emotional wrench for Freshfields

On a London map, the distance that separates 65 Fleet Street from 100 Bishopsgate amounts to almost three kilometres. But the path that led Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from its longstanding institutional home to the shiny skyscraper feels much longer. The firm first signed a lease for the new building four years ago, marking a new […]

Barrister of the week: 5RB’s Adrienne Page QC

Adrienne Page QC has represented newspapers, politicians and barristers in the most sensitive of cases during a sterling 46-year career; however, life hasn’t been without its challenges for 5RB‘s libel doyenne. During her early years as a junior, Page struggled immensely with the stressful experience of going to court, at a time when anxiety in […]

Roundtable: Remote investigations during Covid-19

The world of investigations relies upon in-depth scrutiny. Whether it be leafing through office documents, conducting forensic interviews or relying upon whistle blowers, an investigator’s physical presence on-site is often key to carving out the truth. However, the in-person part of investigations is largely on hold for the time being due to Covid-19, forcing individuals […]

Featured Briefings

Brexit’s implications for automotive intellectual property

By Gordon Harris If a deal is reached ahead of Brexit, the indications are that a transition period would preserve the status quo for intellectual property (IP) until the end of 2020. This article explores the implications of a no deal Brexit, for IP regimes supporting the UK automotive sector. It explains what would not be […]

Amendment to Czech Copyright Act – the effect on businesses

…One of the main purposes of the new legislative framework is to implement Directive 2014/26/EU on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market. The amendment also responds to some practical issues in relation to the licensing of copyrighted works, and […]

Can Brexit UK remain in the UP and UPC system?

An Opinion, by English barristers Richard Gordon QC and Tom Pascoe, has been published considering the effect of Brexit (i.e. departure from the EU) upon the Unitary Patent (UP) Regulation and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement. Can the UK remain involved in the UP and UPC system? In summary, it was concluded that, upon Brexit, the […]

Preliminary injunctions in Germany: a weapon of choice against infringers

A preliminary injunction issued by German courts can help protect your intellectual property in a number of ways: it can be used against infringing advertising but it could also extend to preventing the import and sale of infringing products. It may further include a request for information with regard to the infringer’s suppliers and could also secure the […]