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The Consumer Rights Act, which comes into force in October, extends the scope of protection consumers are afforded from unfair terms in a number of important ways. For example, for the first time the fairness test applies not just to standard terms but also negotiated terms, as Macfarlanes explains.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 17 August 2015 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection
The Internet of Things (IoT) is discussed in the media more and more frequently. It has important social, economic and legal implications, most of which are yet to be fully understood. This DLA Piper briefing sets out a brief list of things you should know about IoT from a lawyer’s perspective.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 17 August 2015 | Practice Area: Information Technology
Online reviews are estimated to influence £23bn of consumer spending a year in the UK alone. As such, businesses need to be aware of the risks involved in influencing the way in which online reviews about both them and their competitors are presented to consumers, as this briefing explains.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 29 July 2015 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing
With concrete proposals for amendments to European copyright law not due until this autumn, now is a good time to take stock. This Shoosmiths briefing takes a look at four 'megatrends' in European copyright law which will dominate the regulatory agenda and discourse over the next three years.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 July 2015 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
The P5+1 countries (the US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) have reached a historic nuclear non-proliferation agreement with Iran. The 100-plus page agreement provides considerable detail - this Latham & Watkins briefing sets out the 10 key points to note.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 23 July 2015 | Practice Area: Cross Border
On 9 July this year, the Court of Justice of the European Union dismissed Taiwanese LCD maker InnoLux's appeal seeking to reduce a €288m fine for its involvement in the LCD cartel. This Latham & Watkins briefing looks at the implications of the judgment.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 15 July 2015 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
If the UK votes to leave the EU, what will be the consequences for UK businesses? Will there be barriers to trade, given that much of UK law is comprised of directly effective EU law? This Herbert Smith Freehills guide offers an in-depth analysis of the possible impact on various sectors in the UK.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 13 July 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate
3D/shape marks face inherent difficulties in satisfying the criteria for registrability as a trade mark. These difficulties have been recently highlighted in an opinion by the Advocate General in the latest round of various trade mark disputes between Nestle and Cadbury, as Bond Dickinson reports.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 10 July 2015 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing
Chancellor George Osborne has revealed that he plans to give directly elected mayors and councils devolved powers to allow them to make the choice as to whether to bring in longer Sunday trading hours in their respective regions. This briefing sets out the top 10 issues retailers need to consider.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 10 July 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
If you want to get your app on a reputable sales platform for it to be downloaded by the masses, there are some hurdles that you will need to overcome. This Nabarro briefing lists the steps you need to take and the things you need to consider to launch your app successfully in a crowded market.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 03 July 2015 | Practice Area: Product Liability and Labelling
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