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Counting the Cost of Counterfeiting in Cheetham Hill, Manchester
Jan 19, 2016
In a report published today the impact of counterfeiting and the sale of black market goods in Manchester is laid bare. In a statement by the Minister for Intellectual Property, B...
CJEU ruling brings legality of data transfers into the limelight
Oct 8, 2015
Europe's Highest Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), has ruled that a data sharing agreement between the US and Europe under the Safe Harbour framework is inv...
Costco 'Fishing' for Trouble - Slavery and your Supply Chain
Aug 26, 2015
We reported recently on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in Business and Supply Chains and the need for certain business types to produce and publish an annual statement disclosing thei...
Vehicle 'Keyless Security Threat' Paper Released
Aug 20, 2015
A car security loophole highlighted in an academic paper has finally been published following successful negotiations between car manufacturer Volkswagen and academics. The paper e...
Max Schrems v Facebook - Latest Round goes to FB
Jul 6, 2015
Facebook has won the latest case against an Austrian law student who is attempting to sue the social network on privacy grounds. In the latest ruling in a long-running legal battl...
Journals, 'Spiders' and HRH Prince Charles - relevance to copyright?
May 27, 2015
In 2006 HRH the Prince of Wales successfully sued Associated Newspapers for breach of confidence and infringement of copyright after the Mail on Sunday published extracts from his ...
Handbags at Dawn - Gucci Owner Sues Alibaba
May 20, 2015
The leading online marketplace Alibaba is being sued by the owner of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Puma and various other leading fashion brands, Kering following a failed attempt to ...
Manchester Building Society Sues Grant Thornton for £49m
Mar 18, 2015
The accountants are accused of negligence over their auditing of the building society's accounts between 2006 and 2013. "The claim primarily covers Grant Thornton's advice and aud...
National Crime Agency's Triumph following Cyber Crime Strike Week
Mar 9, 2015
Last week proved to be a successful week ("Strike Week") for the National Crime Agency ("NCA") who had dedicated a week to targeting those committing cybercrimes. The NCA launched...
Lenovo facing questions about the Superfish adware
Feb 20, 2015
The Superfish adware was automatically installed on a number of Lenovo's laptops until January 2015. The software injects third-party ads on Google searches and websites without th...
Cyber Crime - The Ongoing Threat
Feb 16, 2015
A report authored by computer security firm Kaspersky, and reported on BBC business news today claimed that cyber bank robbers, with members spread as far as Russia, Ukraine and Ch...
ACID IP Insured: A New Insurance Product For Designers
Feb 2, 2015
UK-based designers' organisation and lobby group Anti Copying in Design (ACID) has announced a brand-new scheme to protect designers and deter infringers. In today's climate of i...
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