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AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA SERVICES: BACK TO THE 80’S?!

On 19 March 2018, the European Commission published a notice to stakeholders on the consequences of Brexit for audiovisual media services. This makes it clear that, subject to any transitional arrangement, as of the withdrawal date, the EU rules in … Continue reading

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UK Government agrees elements of the European Commission’s proposals for post-Brexit protection of EU-wide IP rights in the UK in the latest draft of the Withdrawal Agreement

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog In the latest draft of the Withdrawal Agreement (19 March 2018) the UK Government and European Commission negotiators appear to have agreed text providing for the replacement of EU-wide IP rights … Continue reading

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BROADCASTING: A KEY BREXIT PRIORITY

In her Brexit speech on 2 March 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May highlighted broadcasting as a key priority in the ongoing negotiations with the EU. This follows a warning that Britain’s status as a global broadcasting hub is under threat … Continue reading

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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 GOVERNMENT RELEASES NEW DATA PROTECTION POSITION PAPER

A paper outlining the UK Government’s position on data protection post-Brexit has been released. A new Data Protection Bill was announced in the Queen’s Speech in June which will implement the EU’s new data protection framework into UK law. The … Continue reading

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Fintechs and Regulators adapt to each other

The post below was first published on our Fintech blog Companies specialising in internet and new technologies (so-called Fintechs) continue to play a key role in the French economy (for example in developing credit activities, targeting in particular the financing … 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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MANAGING RISK: A DISPUTES PERSPECTIVE (2017)

The post below was first published on our FSR blog Herbert Smith Freehills recently held its annual disputes client conference exploring some key legal and compliance risks facing major corporates. Following opening remarks by Mark Shillito, head of dispute resolution for … Continue reading

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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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