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Inbrief26 January 2018
James Gill and Bryony Long look at the ICO’s recent fining of Carphone Warehouse, and some of the practical steps you can take to help prevent a similar experience.
17 January 2018
On 13 January 2018, new rules came into force in the UK which mean that, for most retail payments, traders can no longer charge a fee in addition to the advertised price of a transaction on the basis of a consumer’s choice of payment means (for example, credit card, debit card or e-money).
James Gill writes for City A.M.: Tech predictions for 2018: Drones, crypto, and the rise of the robots
Press15 January 2018
In an article for City A.M., James Gill discusses the future of technology in 2018.
08 January 2018
Following on from our 2017 Tech Predictions (link below), here are our top ten favourite tech predictions for 2018. It’s set to be another exciting year as the use of technology becomes ever more pervading, influential and business critical.
Press20 December 2017
Alan Hunt discusses a CJEU ruling impacting manufacturers that could restrict the sales of products through third-party websites, like Amazon and eBay.
12 December 2017
Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Laura...
Inbrief08 December 2017
With the new EU Trade Secrets Directive coming into force in June 2018, we have compiled a list of the top 5 tips for protecting trade secrets.
04 December 2017
The High Court has found Morrisons to be vicariously liable for the actions of a rogue employee who intentionally disclosed the personal details of over 100,000 staff at Morrisons. The judgment will be of interest to data controllers and to customers and employees whose personal data is compromised by data breaches. It is the first group litigation in respect of a data breach to be decided by the English courts.
12 October 2017
Welcome to the 6th edition of our Brands & IP newsnotes put together to bring you the latest, and most interesting legal developments affecting intellectual property law. In this issue we cover; battlegrounds on Amazon listings, whether prestigious brands can prevent their resellers from selling online, the EU's position paper on IP rights, an quick guide on rights for designs, and trade mark infringements.
11 October 2017
Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Lucy...
12 September 2017
The UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has published an open letter to the creative industries on competition law. The letter reminds businesses that certain conduct that undermines competition in those industries is illegal.
15 August 2017
Ali Vaziri has written an article for Cycling Industry News which discusses privacy and data protection considerations when using wearable cameras and sharing footage.
Sam Pennington writes for Essential Retail: Buying your way to success – clicks to bricks from an M&A perspective
Press03 August 2017
Sam Pennington has written an article for Essential Retail magazine which takes a look at mergers and acquisitions in an omnichannel world.
01 August 2017
By now, everyone is familiar with The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (“Regulations”). However, there still seems to be confusion as to who should fulfil the role of the Principal Designer (“PD”).
Press25 July 2017
Ali Vaziri, senior associate in Data & Privacy and Dispute Resolution, has written a piece for SuperyachtNews advising owners on how best to achieve ultimate privacy on board their vessels.
19 July 2017
Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Poppy and Naomi...
03 July 2017
From the beginning of 2017, French law has required the inclusion of the words “Photographie retouchée” on any photos used in a commercial context (such as advertising) in which the body shape or silhouette of a model has been adjusted using image processing software.
29 June 2017
With very little advance notice as to the detail, notable changes regarding the disclosure regime for people with significant control (PSCs) of UK companies and LLPs came into force on Monday 26 June 2017.
27 June 2017
Welcome to the 5th edition of our Brands & IP newsnotes put together to bring you the latest, and most interesting legal developments affecting intellectual property law. In this issue we cover; the potential pitfalls of social media, design by artificial intelligence, interesting trade mark applications and cases, an update on the UPC, and the importance of protecting trade secrets.
15 June 2017
We have written an article for Essential Retail which takes a look at the European Commission’s report on competition in eCommerce.