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  • Brexit: What is the impact on UK Real estate?

    19 December 2016

    Not more on Brexit, you may think. Please, no more. But this item is written as the Supreme Court considers what may be its most significant case in its history, and one which may have profound consequences. Brexit, in almost any form, will have material legal and commercial consequences. How material might they be for real estate?

  • Leaving the EU through the back door while the parties rage on

    05 December 2016

    Whilst Brexit debates and litigation bubble away, a number of changes are being made to the way the United Kingdom approaches immigration of EEA Nationals and their families. The Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 are being replaced with a consolidated 2016 version.

  • Brexit legal challenge succeeds

    03 November 2016

    The High Court has decided that the Government does not have prerogative powers to give the Article 50 notice terminate the UK’s membership of the EU.

  • The implications for data protection law in the UK and GDPR compliance plans in the eye of the Brexit Storm

    03 November 2016

    On the 4th May 2016, a fundamental milestone in the history of EU Data protection law was reached with the adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) achieving harmonisation of the rules across the EU after four years of hard-fought negotiations.

  • And finally...Brexit (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Speculation about Brexit’s impact on intellectual property rights caused the UKIPO to release its guidance note “IP and Brexit: The Facts” in August.

  • Pay to play (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Over the last few years, the Ministry of Justice has sought to fill the gap in its funding through repeated increases to court fees.

  • Hyperlinks – the saga continues (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    The CJEU has issued another judgment on copyright infringement and hyperlinking; this time in relation to linking to unauthorised content.

  • Karen Millen - lessons from an SPA (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Karen Millen, founder of the Karen Millen fashion brand has lost a High Court challenge to use her own name for homeware in the US and China.

  • Brand owners gain another tool in the war against counterfeits (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Brand owners will welcome a ruling from the CJEU over the summer that an operator of a physical marketplace can be an ‘intermediary’ for the purposes of Article 11 of the IP Enforcement Directive.

  • IPO doesn’t see anything wrong with Specsavers’ trade mark (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Specsavers has managed to get its application to register “should’ve” (as in, “should’ve gone to Specsavers”) past the examination stage at the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

  • Can you tell what it is yet? (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)

    24 October 2016

    Those looking to register shapes as trade marks have had a tough time of it recently. Attempts to register the shape of a Kit Kat, various bottles and a toothbrush have all recently failed in the UK and EU.

  • Shoot later ask questions first

    18 October 2016

    Wearable cameras have been in the headlines quite a bit recently. The moment BBC presenter Jeremy Vine ‘got a kicking’ (as he put it) whilst cycling to work was captured by his helmet mounted camera.

  • Immigration programmes for low-skilled labour: alternatives to freedom of movement

    08 September 2016

    The UK relies on EU migrants for low-skilled labour. When the current immigration system was introduced in 2008, Tier 3 of the UK Points-Based System was earmarked for low-skilled immigration routes.

  • The implications for data protection law in the UK and GDPR compliance plans in the eye of the Brexit Storm

    07 September 2016

    On the 4th May 2016, a fundamental milestone in the history of EU Data protection law was reached with the adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) achieving harmonisation of the rules across the EU after four years of hard-fought negotiations.

  • Brexit - Some thoughts on the impact on financial services

    05 August 2016

    On 23 June 2016, 52% of voters in the UK referendum voted ‘Yes’ to the proposition that the UK should ‘leave the European Union’. The UK remains a member of the European Union (“EU”) until Brexit occurs, and therefore there will be no immediate change to the legal relationship the UK has with the EU and with individual EU Member States. Nonetheless, as the other articles in this briefing section indicate, the longer-term consequences of leaving the EU are potentially far reaching, although behind the already well-worn cliché of “Brexit means Brexit” lie many possibilities for the future relationship of the UK with the EU.

  • Brexit and the points based immigration system

    03 August 2016

    The UK’s potential withdrawal from the EU has placed our immigration systems under scrutiny. This article reviews the nature of our current system. We highlight aspects which could be improved and aspects which will have to change if EU nationals will be subject to the same Immigration Rules as non-EU nationals

  • What is “MAR”? And what changes has it introduced for listed companies?

    02 August 2016

    The EU Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014) (MAR) became directly applicable and effective in the UK from 3 July 2016, replacing the previous UK civil market abuse regime. While there is little change in the headline rules and terminology, the new regime has introduced more detailed regulation that listed companies and their advisers, directors, and others who discharge managerial responsibilities must now address.

  • What would a Brexit mean for UK immigration law and policy

    21 July 2016

    The concept of transnational citizenship underpins the EU (Article 9 of the Treaty on European Union), and rights of free movement stem from transnational citizenship. The Immigration Act 1988 was introduced to ensure that Europeans with rights of free movement were not subject to UK immigration rules.

  • The implications of Brexit for UK Data Protection law

    21 July 2016

    The UK referendum outcome to leave the European Union has opened a Pandora’s box of what the legal landscape may be in the UK after Brexit. However, such is not the case, to a great extent, for the data protection law regime which will be applicable in the UK in the post-Brexit era

  • Suggested steps for EEA citizens living in the UK post Brexit

    21 July 2016

    Despite the UK’s decision of 23 June 2016 to withdraw from the EU, there will be no immediate changes to freedom of movement rights of EEA nationals in the UK. This right will only cease when the UK leaves the EU.

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