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Gambling with your online terms?

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We are all regularly asked to accept online terms, whether when you set up a new online account, the supplier updates their terms and prompts you to agree them or when you place an order for goods or services online. Tick the box to confirm you “agree the Terms and Conditions”. You’ll no doubt have seen such “click wrap” terms a million times (I only slightly exaggerate!)

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Digital Piracy : who’s winning the war?

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The English High Court recently, for the first time, granted a website blocking order against cyberlocker and stream ripping sites, prompting the writer to question who is winning the battle between self styled champions of the free web and the intellectual property right holders?

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Your next job could be in the space sector – you just don’t know it yet…

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Recently two astronauts undertook a spacewalk to install a revolutionary piece of government-funded technology on the International Space Station. It is the UK’s first major industrial contribution to the spacecraft.

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Commerce & Law: what to expect in 2021

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This article summarises some of the key developments expected in commercial, consumer and contract law in the UK in 2021 and beyond.

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Another record investment into British Biotech

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The UK BioIndustry Association, BIA, has just released its investment report for the period 1 June to 31 August 2020.

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Do you need to comply with the Children’s Code?

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Associate Charlotte Ebbutt summarises the key points of the Children’s Code, the new statutory code of practice aimed at protecting children within the digital world.

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WIPO PROOF: Digital evidence for your intellectual assets

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WIPO PROOF

On 27 May 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched a new global online service that provides tamper-proof evidence of the existence at a point in time of any digital file, including data sets, in any format.

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World IP Day: Creating a green-tech innovation surge?

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World IP Day 2020

Sunday 26 April marks World IP Day. Rather appropriately, coming only several days after the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this year’s theme is ‘Innovate for a Green Future’.

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Business alert: COVID-19 and intellectual property

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The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill

As the impact of the Coronavirus sees no sign of stopping, there will inevitably be an effect on the world of intellectual property. As with countless other businesses and organisations, the IP offices throughout Europe and the rest of the world are adapting their procedures to deal with the current situation.

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HMRC updated guidance on situs of crypto-assets

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Contributing authors: Mandy Casavant

About a decade or so ago, a new way of exchanging value was born. It would be generically termed “ cryptocurrency” and the first hatchling was called Bitcoin.

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Getting a drone for Christmas? A few rules for a flying start

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Is there a drone on your, your friend’s or your child’s Christmas wish list? With the prices starting at as low as £15 for a basic model, drones are bound to be a popular gift this year. If you are a drone novice, however, you’ll need to be mindful of a few ground (pun intended) rules.

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Wearable tech – a threat to jewellers or an opportunity?

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Each year when #BlackFriday and the Christmas sales period approaches, retailers (and accordingly suppliers) are looking forward to their busiest time of the year and a return on the R&D work throughout the year. For fashion-led industries such as jewellery, seasonal variations and being ‘on trend’ can make a big difference: get it right and your product is the must have this Christmas and you’ll be ‘quids in’, but get it wrong and you’ll be in potential financial difficulty. So design is key.

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