Data protection

Commission paper on IPR post-Brexit highlights the importance of resolving key issues prior to withdrawal

The European Commission has published “Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Intellectual property rights (including geographical indications)” (7 September 2017) which proposes that the (Brexit) Withdrawal Agreement should ensure that: The protection enjoyed in the United Kingdom on the basis … Continue reading

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UK Government Position Paper on International Transfers of Data – key points

The post below was first published on our Employment blog Last week the UK Government released its negotiating position paper on international transfers of personal data within the EEA (The Exchange and Protection of Personal Data). Once the UK leaves … Continue reading

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UK: QUEEN’S SPEECH AND BREXIT DEVELOPMENTS

The post below was first published on our Employment blog The Queen’s Speech on 21 June 2017 set out the government’s programme for the next two years and was inevitably dominated by Brexit-related legislation. The principal bill will be the European … Continue reading

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Patent and Pharma Update – June 2017

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog Our regular Patent and Pharma Update aims to keep you informed of recent developments in United Kingdom and European law relating to patents and the pharmaceutical industry.

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Digital Economy Act 2017: The pick ‘n’ mix assortment of provisions receives Royal Assent

The post below was first published on our Fintech blog The Digital Economy Act (the “Act“) finally received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and the final text has recently been published. First introduced in the House of Commons in July 2016, … Continue reading

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BREXIT – WHAT IP ISSUES TO CONSIDER NOW

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog We set out our thoughts and predictions upon how protection and enforcement of IP in the UK may be impacted once Brexit arrives. We have also suggested some immediate action points … Continue reading

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UK: Brexit – practical steps for employers now

The post below was first published on our Employment blog Following the Leave vote last week, employers are faced with a period of considerable uncertainty. The leaving process is put in train by giving a notice under Article 50 of the … Continue reading

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