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STOP PRESS: E-commerce in Europe – significant regulatory changes proposed – impact on companies conducting online business in the EU

Posted in Intellectual Property & Technology, Regulatory
The European Commission (“Commission”) has today published a significant package of measures designed to eliminate barriers to cross-border e-commerce in the European Union (“EU”).  These will impact on any companies whose products or services are sold online to consumers in the EU as well as on resellers and companies providing platforms for such sales. The… Continue Reading

UK Trade Secrets Law – Ex-employee Bites Back in Mosquito Net Case

Posted in Employment law, Intellectual Property & Technology
Written by Luke Dixon | Stephen C. Tupper The UK Supreme Court (the Court) has upheld the Court of Appeal’s earlier decision that an employee of one of the defendants was not liable for misuse of the claimant’s confidential information. This case will be of particular interest to businesses with R&D operations in the UK,… Continue Reading

Lucasfilm Wins Right to Sue in UK for Infringement of U.S. Copyright

Posted in Intellectual Property & Technology
Written by Luke Dixon The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom rules on protection of Stormtrooper headgear and justiciability of U.S. copyright in English courts The UK Supreme Court (which has replaced the House of Lords as the highest judicial body) has upheld the lower courts’ decisions in a dispute involving copyright in the helmets… Continue Reading

EU competition: focus on R&D agreements

Posted in Competition Law, Corporate, Intellectual Property & Technology, Regulatory
Written by Simon Harms On 14 December 2010, the European Commission(the “Commission“) adopted a new suite of rules governing co-operation between actual or potential competitors, consisting of (i) guidelines on the applicability of EU competition law to horizontal co-operation agreements (the “Guidelines”) and (ii) two new block exemption regulations covering: (1) specialisation and joint production… Continue Reading