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  • What are the legal implications of Brexit for Intellectual Property Rights?

    21 July 2016

    Will the UK government negotiate membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) (like Norway for example), or will it decide to divorce itself more completely from the EU and its trade/legal systems?

  • Brexit - what now for TUPE?

    21 July 2016

    Following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, much is being discussed and written about the future shape of post-Brexit employment law, shorn of the requirement to comply with underlying EU directives.

  • Brexit: Implications for Commercial Contracts

    21 July 2016

    This note looks at some initial steps that businesses can take to identify and manage risk in existing and new contracts.

  • The impact of Brexit on Data Protection

    14 July 2016

    At the moment, it is impossible to say with any certainty how data protection legislation in the UK will be affected by Brexit. The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is due to come into force in May 2018.

  • What happens now that the UK has voted to leave the EU

    24 June 2016

    The UK population voted to leave the European Union (“EU”) on 23 June 2016, but nothing will happen for employers and employees overnight.

  • Blurred lines: sampling, inspiration, pilferage and plagiarism

    08 June 2016

    We reported late last year on a dispute between rapper Rick Ross and dance-pop duo LMFAO over the use of a hook “everyday I’m hustlin’” / “everyday I’m shufflin’” (see here). Well, the arguments over what constitutes legitimate ‘borrowing’ from musical works continue.

  • Brexit and data protection - would it make a difference

    07 June 2016

    The UK’s data protection legislation is currently derived from the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). In May 2018, this will be replaced by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be directly applicable across the EU (together with a new Data Protection Directive for the police and criminal justice sector).

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