The New General Data Protection Regulation – Are you Ready?

28th November 2017

While most business are aware that the data protection landscape is due to change in May 2018, the extent of these changes and the steps that should be taken to ensure compliance are still largely unknown. The main changes that … Continue reading


EU Data Protection – a new regime

18th July 2016

After only three years of EU discussions (brief by EU standards!), agreement has been reached on a new data protection regulation with the catchy title “the General Data Protection Regulation”. When implemented (this is likely to be spring 2018) it … Continue reading


Will Brexit make its mark on EU Trade Marks?

13th July 2016


There are numerous ‘what if’ type questions flying around at the moment, so here’s another: what happens to EU trade marks if the UK decides to leave the EU? Guess what? The answer is that nobody really knows, which sums … Continue reading


Trunki: the difficulty of enforcing registered design rights

11th April 2016

The case of PMS International Ltd v Magmatic Ltd [2016] UKSC 12 has acted as a warning for those seeking to protect their registered designs after the Supreme Court found that the Kiddee Case does not infringe the Trunki Community … Continue reading


The Deepend of Copyright: who owns the copyright of your logo?

20th January 2016

A recent High Court case has highlighted the importance of ensuring that the copyright in logo, created by a design company on behalf of a commissioning party, is properly assigned to the commissioning party. This case, Fresh Trading Ltd v … Continue reading


The consequences of misleading advertising – a discussion of Iceland’s #Powerof Frozen campaign

29th October 2015

A recent Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) decision concerning Iceland’s print and video adverts highlights the importance of ensuring your advertising is not misleading.   Iceland’s recent advertising campaign was investigated by the ASA for misleading customers about the nature of … Continue reading