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Blockchain

What are the legal issues around NFTs?

Sales of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have soared in recent months. NFTs have been issued by businesses in various sectors, to

14/10/2021
Tech, Media and Comms

Metaverse Report

We are very excited to release our metaverse report, in collaboration with our partners at Newzoo, the international consultancy for

12/10/2021
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Life Sciences and Healthcare

UK sets out plans to diverge from EU regime on gene editing in plants

The UK government has published its response to a gene-editing consultation launched earlier this year, which sought views on the

01/10/2021
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Intellectual property

When are content-sharing and file-hosting platforms liable for infringing content uploaded by their users?

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has issued its long awaited decision on the extent to which content-sharing and file-hosting

01/10/2021
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Intellectual property

When can you link to and frame third-party content without permission?

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) decision in VG Bild-Kunst v Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitzprovides (Case C 392/19) has provided greater

01/10/2021
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Intellectual property

Court of Appeal finds inventors must be human

The Court of Appeal has just handed down its much anticipated judgment concerning the patenting of AI-produced inventions in Thaler

22/09/2021
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Intellectual property

Skykick: Court of Appeal endorses broad terms and clarifies the scope of bad faith

The Court of Appeal has recently handed down its decision in Sky's appeal in the ongoing Sky v Skykick trade

21/09/2021
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Intellectual property

Wind power boom is fanning high-stakes international patent activity

People have used wind power for millennia to power their activities, in the form of sails and windmills. This pre-industrial

17/09/2021
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Future of work

Future of Work podcast | The hybrid working series: mitigating IP & commercial risks

The last 18 months or so has seen businesses relying on newer and more effective technology systems and processes to

08/09/2021
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Intellectual property

Court of Appeal judge provides obiter guidance on the correct application of Formstein defence in the UK

Lord Justice Birss (sitting as a High Court judge) has said that he considers that the correct way to deal

13/07/2021
Intellectual property

Car wars: how tech ownership battles will decide the future leaders of autonomous vehicles

The automotive industry is at a turning point. For decades, car manufacturers have competed against one another, jostling for position

16/06/2021
Life Sciences and Healthcare

Debate intensifies over a vaccine IP waiver's impact on future pharma and biotech discoveries

On 5 May the US government unexpectedly swung behind the calls to waive intellectual property (IP) protections for Covid-19 vaccines

17/05/2021