1. Virtual assistant listening devices raise privacy and data protection concerns

    Voice-activated digital assistants, such as Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google Assistant, are becoming ever more popular and offer users an easy and convenient way to look up information and control Internet of Things (IoT)-connected appliances throughout the home. It has been predicted that over 55 percent of homes will acquire such gadgets within the next four years, and that they will one…

  2. UK accession to Hague Agreement on International Design Registrations now in effect

    Back in March 2018, the UK deposited its instrument of ratification to join the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement on the International Registration of Industrial Designs. This came into effect today, 13 June 2018.

  3. European Commission proposes ‘export manufacturing waiver’ to SPCs

    On May 28th 2018 the European Commission published a proposal to amend Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 concerning supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) for medicinal products. The proposed amendment will introduce a manufacturing exemption for export purposes (also known as an ‘export…

  4. GDPR Month – Data Protection Update

  5. High Court rules that it has jurisdiction to hear FRAND dispute

  6. Dulwich Hamlet FC -v- Southwark Council and Meadow Residential LLP – The club’s toughest match

  7. Cyber Breaches and Notices – are you aware of the threats?

  8. Lock Horror: Safe Skies fails to unpick “TSA Lock” trade mark

  9. Crocs put foot in it with prior disclosure

  10. GDPR – It’s nearly here are you ready?

  11. UK joins Hague Agreement on International Design Registrations

  12. Technology for Transport