Dispute Resolution

The hugely successful Scottish-based brewery, BrewDog, has built a reputation on innovative and attention-grabbing product launches and brand names. It decided to take on the Elvis Presley Estate (Estate) in a controversial trade mark dispute relating to its Elvis Juice IPA. The company has been defeated at the first stage decision at the UK Intellectual… Read more »


This week the Fundraising Regulator launched the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS). There is a lot of confusion over what the FPS is, who it applies to and what happens if charities don’t respect an individual’s preferences. What is the Fundraising Preference Service? The FPS is a service operated by the Fundraising Regulator. It is similar… Read more »


The Article 29 Working Party (WP29), the grouping of representatives from the various national privacy regulators in the EU, has issued an updated opinion on employee monitoring. Background WP29 opinions are not legally binding under EU data protection law, but do set out how the national privacy regulators (as a collective group) view how the… Read more »


Following a series of court decisions earlier this year, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued an updated version of its code of practice on Subject Access Requests (SARs). The revised code addresses a number of difficult issues in relation to SARs, including how the rules on disproportionate effort should be interpreted. Background Earlier this… Read more »