Food & Drink Update – September 2020

Guidance on the latest food and drink rules, including post-furlough planning and workforce measures manufacturers, Brexit and the workforce – how to prepare for upcoming changes, protecting innovation in the food & drink industry, and more.

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What does Brexit mean for you and your trade marks?

By Alan Harper, Sarah Williams, Beverley Robinson With all that is currently going on, we could all be forgiven for pushing the UK’s exit from the EU to the back of our minds.  However, the WM IP Team have been busy behind the scenes planning for the future.  The transition period expires at the end of […]

Administration and the statutory purpose: Unsuccessful challenge to an application to appoint administrators

By Duncan Lole, Olivia Robinson Duncan Lole and Olivia Robinson discuss their recent case in the High Court (Strategic Advantage SPC v High Street Rooftop Holdings Limited [2020] EWHC 2572), in which the Court considered the statutory purposes of administration and in what circumstances the making of an administration order is an appropriate exercise of the […]

To regulate or not to regulate (Artificial Intelligence) – that is the question

By Sally Mewies Emerging technologies can give law makers a headache, and possibly none more so than Artificial Intelligence. In this article the Walker Morris Tech & Digital Team explore the complex issues around regulation of AI. Back in the 80’s a similar conundrum arose in relation to software. How best to exploit the benefits […]

Adjudication matters – October 2020

By Carly Thorpe Does a negative valuation from an Adjudicator equate to an order for payment? In this recent case the Technology and Construction division of the Business and Property Courts (TCC) was asked to determine: 1. whether a negative valuation from an Adjudicator meant that payment was automatically due; and 2. whether enforcement of […]

Geographical indications in the UK post-Brexit

The end of the transition period is fast approaching and producers should be aware of the new rules that will come into force from 1 January 2021 surrounding the protection of GIs within the UK. Alan Harper, Director in the Intellectual Property Team at Walker Morris provides a helpful overview of the current position.

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