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Can we still rely on EU trademark filings to protect IP in the UK?

For companies looking to protect their brands in the UK and across Europe more generally, it was, until recently, most cost effective to register trademarks with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Upon registration, the relevant intellectual property would be protected throughout the EU, including the UK.

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Data leaks and employer liability

Picture the scene:

You’re a conscientious employer. You diligently follow data protection laws. One day, you discover your senior IT auditor has been running a slimming drug supply operation from the office mail room, but you let him off with a verbal warning.

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GDPR – The new data privacy law: What you need to know and how we can help

GDPR is a new privacy law which governs the collection and use of data relating to all individuals within the EU. It will give people more rights and protection around how their personal data is processed, used and shared between and by organisations. It introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and gives people more say on what companies can do with their data. It also makes data protection rules more or less identical throughout the EU.

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