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  • New Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation

    The European Commission has announced that a new Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation (“TTBER”) will apply from 1 May 2014 and replace the existing framework which expires on 30 April 2014. The TTBER is relevant to anyone involved in the licensing of technology. The Guidelines on the T...
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  • SLC proposes formal third party rights under Scots law contracts

    The Scottish Law Commission (SLC) has today published a discussion paper proposing the the introduction of formal third party rights under Scots contract law. Scots law and third party rights We have blogged before about the differences between Scots and English law in relation to the enforcement of...
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  • Seminars on effective supply chain management and cyber security

    As part of Brodies’ Spring Seminar programme, we are running a couple of free seminars in our offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow: Effective Supply Chain Management – This seminar will cover all aspects of managing your supply chain, from ensuring you are buying from your supplier...
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  • Brodies named Scotland IP Firm of the Year

    We’re delighted to announce that Brodies won the Scotland IP Firm of the Year award at last night’s prestigious Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards 2014. Brodies received the accolade for its innovative and challenging specialist IP work over the past year in both the commercial...
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  • ICO launches new Privacy Impact Assessment Code of Practice

    The UK Information Commissioner (ICO) has published an updated version of its code of practice on privacy impact assessments. The Code is vital reading for all organisations (large and small) that deal with personal data. What are Privacy Impact Assessments? Privacy impact assessments (PIAs) are use...
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  • Scottish independence and intellectual property

    In September eligible Scottish voters will be asked “Should Scotland be an independent country?”. As an IP and technology lawyer I would love to say that IP has played a key part in the ongoing referendum debate as Scotland is home to many IP rich sectors such oil, gas and renewables, li...
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  • Glasgow Commonwealth Games – The Rules of Play

    Glasgow is hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games this summer, which will see 4,500 athletes competing in 17 sports for over 260 medals.  Already over 1 million tickets have been sold demonstrating the huge commercial draw of global sporting events.  Such events could not take place or continue to a...
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  • Web linking to public content does not infringe copyright

    Last week the European Court of Justice confirmed that the act of linking from one website to another does not infringe copyright where the link is freely available content. The ECJ’s decision comes some 13 and a half years after the Court of Session in Edinburgh issued an interim interdict (i...
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  • What impact would a currency change in Scotland have on commercial contracts?

    The UK government yesterday announced that it would not agree to a formal currency union between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK. The currency issue has been wrtitten about by Brodies’ public law team on a number of occasions over recent months (see here, here and most recently,...
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  • Are you aware of cyber risk and how it affects your business?

    The Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW), together with other major UK professional organisations (including the CBI, the Law Society, the Takeover Panel and the London Stock Exchange), has published a guide on cyber security in corporate finance transactions. The guide a...
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  • New consumer protection regulations have been adopted by the UK

    The Regulations Businesses contracting with consumers should take note of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Payments) Regulations 2013 (the “Regulations”), which were adopted by the UK on 13 December 2013.  They replace the regulations generally known as the Dista...
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  • Windows XP: the information security time bomb – is your organisation prepared?

    Does your business operate in a regulated industry or otherwise hold confidential or sensitive information? Are any of your key systems or platforms still reliant on Windows XP? If so, then you are running out of time. Following various previous attempts, Microsoft will finally withdraw support for ...
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  • TUPE reform

    TUPE is changing with effect from 31 January 2014. The key changes are:  Service Provision Changes For TUPE to apply to a service provision change, the activities carried on after the change must be “fundamentally the same” as those carried on before it. This confirms the current positi...
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