IP & IT Law (25 June – 9 July)

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IP & IT News Privacy policies of tech giants ‘still not GDPR-compliant’ The Guardian – 5 July Pan-European consumer group BEUC have criticised companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google, for having vague privacy policies that do not comply with GDPR. Complaint’s that consumers have been forced into new terms of service have been filed against the likes of Facebook …

Cyber Security

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In today’s age, the use of technology has progressed to the point that we rely on it in almost all aspects of our life. Whether it’s using computer desktops at work, watching the news on your tablet or playing music on your smartphone, technology has been fully integrated into the human lifestyle. However with the increased use of technology there …

Bloomsbury IP/IT Law Briefing: June Teaser

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This month’s IP and IT Briefing focuses on two important trade mark judgments: the UK Supreme Court’s ruling in Cartier International AG and others v British Telecommunications Plc and another [2018] UKSC 28 and the EU Court of Justice decision in Christian Louboutin and Christian Louboutin SAS v Van Haren Schoenen BV  C-163/16, ECLI:EU:C:2018:423. The Cartier v BT case addresses who …

IP & IT Law (11 June – 25 June)

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IP & IT News YouTube faces paying billions to music stars after copyright vote The Guardian – 20 June YouTube has lost a ‘crucial’ vote in Brussels, and new copyright laws will now lead to the music channel having to pay billions of dollars in licence fees to allow users to watch music videos. In the UK last year, record …

IP & IT Law (28 May – 4 June)

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IP & IT News Ship hack ‘risks chaos in English Channel’ BBC News – 7 June Ken Munro, partner and researcher at Pen Test Partners, has discovered a potential hacking threat to ships that cross the English Channel. According to Munro, ship tracking technology could be manipulated to change the size and position of boats; this could cause potential collisions …

Bloomsbury IP/IT Law Briefing: May Teaser

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CJEU rules in trade mark cases Two recent CJEU judgments arose from referrals from the Bundesgerichtshof (Federal Court of Justice) in Germany. Case C‑642/16 Junek Europ-Vertrieb GmbH v Lohmann & Rauscher International GmbH & Co. KG (ECLI:EU:C:2018:322, 17 May 2018) is the latest in a very long line of cases to address trade mark exhaustion and repackaging of pharmaceutical products. …

IP & IT Law (14 May – 28 May)

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IP & IT Law Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws BBC News – 25 May Within hours of the new GDPR laws coming into force Google and Facebook, amongst others, have received complaints that they are forcing users to consent to targeted advertising. These companies may have to change their policies as it goes against GDPR to force someone …

IP & IT Law (23 April – 7 May)

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IP & IT News Cambridge Analytica: Closure ‘will not stop investigation’ BBC News – 3 May It was announced on 2 May that Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the heart of the recent data scandal, has closed due to ‘a loss of business’. However, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has stated that it will not stop investigating the company. Damian …

Bloomsbury IP/IT Law Briefing: April Teaser

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Regeneron and insufficiency The Court of Appeal judgment in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc v Kymab Ltd & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 671 (28 March 2018) reviewed the law on insufficiency, and in particular the extent to which and the manner in which an invention must be enabled across the whole scope of the claim. Overturning the first instance judge’s finding, the …

Q&A with James Nurton

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Bloomsbury Professional catch up with journalist, James Nurton. 1 – What first garnered your interest in IP & IT? Like many history graduates, I didn’t know what career to pursue! However, having done some student journalism, I applied for training contracts in the media and was lucky to get a position as a trainee reporter on Managing Intellectual Property, where …