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Who’s feeling Uber-active?

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CityAM article

With Uber on the brink of a historic IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, employment lawyer Nikita Sonecha asks if driver activism leading up to the offering or during the AGM is going to be a disruptive force for this vast, but relatively delicate company.

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Game of Drones – a song of spies and flyers

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game of drones

When drones are used to spy on the sets of Game of Thrones, or to disrupt airports and our holidays’, we could be forgiven for thinking that no good can come of this emerging technology. So with all the negative press coverage they have had in the last year or so, we ask are there any positive uses for drones?

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Drones can lift the UK economy, so why is the law weighing us down?

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Commercial drone Philip Banks-Welsh

As Google’s ‘Wing’ drones have been approved to make public deliveries in Australia it is becoming increasingly clear that airborne drones will play a significant role in our future. With advances in technology, few could argue that the private, public, and commercial applications of airborne drones is huge. But is the UK at risk of being left behind by failing to incubate this potentially lucrative industry?

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Can Instagram take your profile from you?

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Contributing authors: Charlotte Ebbutt and Stephen Welfare

For many people their social media account is something that can feel intimately personal. You may have poured hours into gaining followers, or you may use it to quietly keep up to date with world events.  But whatever the level of engagement, the bottom line is that like your phone number or email address, your username is yours, right?

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Apple vs Huawei: behind the silicon curtain

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Smartphones

Last week, two out of the world’s top three smartphone manufacturers made media headlines, for very different reasons.

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Your brand and Brexit: what’s going to happen to your EU trade marks?

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Brexit

With the Brexit date currently set for 22 May at the latest, and following the recent indicative votes in the UK Parliament, the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU remain unclear. While speculation continues about the way ahead, what do EU trade mark holders need to know now?

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The copyright directive – AI censorship for the internet.

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Yesterday, Tuesday 26 March, the EU Parliament voted to adopt the new copyright directive.

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Websites and visual impairment – is the lack of functionality on your website or app leaving you vulnerable to claims already sweeping the US?

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Companies from Prada to Domino’s Pizza are facing claims of their apps or websites failing to provide full and equal enjoyment of services offered to the visually impaired.

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IP battles: David vs Goliath

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David Goliath IP business

In an intellectual property dispute, size doesn’t always matter. McDonald’s made the news in January when the fast food giant lost its trademark in the EU; but it is not the only case when David has taken on Goliath in court – and won. So what can we learn from these stories?

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6 things jewellery retailers can’t ignore this year

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copyright protection

The retail sector is a fast moving and highly competitive industry, one in which failure to foresee challenges ahead of the competition can make the difference between boom and bust. This is particularly poignant in the jewellery industry, where discerning customers expect the highest quality products to go hand in hand with customer service and experience.

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Who needs to worry about cyber security?

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Cyber security

In considering whether or not your organisation is ready for the year ahead, cyber security should be at the top of your list.

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Drones cause major disruption at UK airport

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drone airport

It was no great surprise to hear about the disruption at Gatwick which was caused by one or more airborne drones being flown within the airport airspace, and an incident of this nature and magnitude was pretty much inevitable at some point.

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