On 19 November 2021, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s (DCMS) consultation, ‘Data: a new direction’, closed. What was the consultation about? The consultation opened to the public on 10 September 2021…
Articles by ‘Charlotte Ebbutt’
At the end of the Brexit transition period [31.12.20] the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) automatically created comparable UK rights for all registered EU trade marks. However, where EU applications were pending on the 1st January 2021, applicants were required to file a separate UK application if they wanted to protect their mark in the UK. Applicants were given a period of nine months to file a UK trade mark application if they wanted to claim any priority filing date from the pending EU application.
The European Commission has formally adopted the adequacy decisions that will enable organisations to transfer data between the EEA and the UK without the need for additional safeguards.
A forthcoming update to Apple’s iOS that has the potential to take a substantial bite out of Facebook’s ad-generated revenue has sparked a war of words between the two California-based tech giants.
In a recent case, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court decided that the ownership of copyright in works relating to software developed by an employee largely from his home, in his own time, and using his own computer, belonged to the employer.
Now the transition period under the Withdrawal Agreement has ended, the GDPR has been brought into UK law, as the ‘UK GDPR’.
With the end of the transition period fast approaching, it is not long until the UK falls outside the scope of the EU trade mark system. The Withdrawal Agreement contains specific provisions relating to intellectual property rights and whilst domestic UK trade marks will be unchanged, EU Trade Mark (EUTM) holders should be aware of how their trade mark rights will be affected.
Associate Charlotte Ebbutt summarises the key points of the Children’s Code, the new statutory code of practice aimed at protecting children within the digital world.
On 27 May 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched a new global online service that provides tamper-proof evidence of the existence at a point in time of any digital file, including data sets, in any format.
Sunday 26 April marks World IP Day. Rather appropriately, coming only several days after the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this year’s theme is ‘Innovate for a Green Future’.
As the impact of the Coronavirus sees no sign of stopping, there will inevitably be an effect on the world of intellectual property. As with countless other businesses and organisations, the IP offices throughout Europe and the rest of the world are adapting their procedures to deal with the current situation.
Harvey Weinstein faces up to 25 years in prison after being convicted of offences including third-degree rape. Further charges are expected; Weinstein maintains his innocence and plans to appeal.