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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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