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The UK is, and intends to remain, a leading start-up hub for the tech and other sectors. R&D tax reliefs play a key role in incentivising...
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Cyber risks, and the reputational fallout that might ensue, are not a new addition to the woes that keep IP practitioners up at night....
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SEPs and FRAND have been hot topics for a while and there are no signs of that changing any time soon. In the last couple of months alone...
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On 15 September 2022 the long-awaited transition to a 'proof-of-stake' consensus mechanism on Ethereum—referred to as 'The Merge'—finally...
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When you are ‘buying’ (in this case, licensing) software, you want to know the risks associated with the deal. One key risk is where you...
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On 7 September, the ICO published its draft guidance on the use of privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs). The draft forms the latest...
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Government call for information suggests new security requirements could be introduced to protect online accounts and user data from...
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In the introduction to its recent consultation on Digital Assets, the Law Commission states that it is proposing few changes to the law,...
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On Monday 8 August the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned virtual currency mixer Tornado...
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In its recent study on IP and investment in AI, the UK Intellectual Property Office (“UKIPO”) considered the extent to which the UK’s IP...
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“Through this Bill we will realise the opportunities of responsible data use whilst maintaining the UK’s high data protection standards.”...
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The UKIPO has published its response to its Call for Views on the UK’s designs system. Although the UKIPO has provided no firm policy...
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This month, the Government published its second post-implementation review of the 2018 Network and Information Systems (‘NIS’)...
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The 18th July was a busy day for AI in the UK. As well as publishing the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill, which includes AI...
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Until not so long ago, lawyers like me would have to trawl the internet for a whispered mention of crypto from a regulator, and it took...
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Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and more organisations have been paying the ransoms in recent months. In light of this, the ICO and...