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Canada Drugs chief sentenced to house arrest
Apr 17, 2018
Kris Thorkelson, owner of Canada Drugs, has been sentenced to 6-months house-arrest for his part in concealing the importation by his company and its subsidiaries of counterfeit me...
EU Content Rules to change on Easter Sunday
Mar 28, 2018
Travellers often complain of the restrictions on the use of subscription based streaming and on-demand content when abroad. New "content portability" regulations aim to address tha...
CMA 'pings' fine out to golf retailer
Aug 29, 2017
American golf equipment retailer PING has caused controversy by stopping two UK retailers from selling some of its products online. The products in question are golf clubs and PIN...
Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation
May 4, 2017
From 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect thereby replacing the Data Protection Directive 1995. The main goal of the GDPR is to harmoniz...
Counterfeit Spirits and Wine - Better have a Stiff Drink!
Aug 1, 2016
The health risk of counterfeit alcohol is something many people will be aware of, indeed we have reported on it in the past - see article entitled "Fraud and Counterfeiting in the ...
Royalty Rates for Use of Musical Works in ITV Broadcasts Determined
Jul 6, 2016
The Copyright Tribunal has ruled on the yearly royalty rate to be paid by ITV Network Ltd, under its licence from PRS for Music (PRS) for the use of musical copyright works in tele...
Pharmaceutical Giant Experiences 'Pain' After Nurofen TV Advert Banned
Jul 4, 2016
The advertising watchdog has banned a TV advertisement for one of the biggest painkiller brands, Nurofen, because it alleged that the product could specifically target joint and ba...
Fraud and Counterfeiting in the Food Industry makes the Sector Sick
May 23, 2016
Food fraud might not be something that much consideration has been given to by the wider population, however, it is a real problem and one which may cause serious harm. Examples i...
Up the Canal Without a Paddle - The Panama Papers - The Biggest Data Leak In History
Apr 4, 2016
Mossack Fonseca ("Mossack") is a global law firm offering of a range of corporate services including the incorporation of companies in offshore jurisdictions and wealth management....
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...
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