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The private copying exemption permitting copying of copyright protected content, including music, which was introduced into English law on 1 October 2014, has come under attack in judicial review proceedings. Shoosmiths reports on a case which could prove to be highly significant.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 03 July 2015 | Practice Area: Copyright
The EU Council has taken a decision to extend the validity of the so-called 'sectoral' or 'phase three' sanctions, imposed by the EU against Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis, until 31 January 2016. The sanctions target Russia's financial, oil and defence industries, as DLA explains.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 03 July 2015 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
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: E-Commerce
Earlier this year the UK passed the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Given its title, you may think that the Act has little relevance to your business. However, the Act introduces new and far reaching reporting obligations on the presence of slavery and human trafficking in your global supply chains.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 02 July 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration
A common cause of disputes in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts can be conflicting or ambiguous wording in the contract. This Eversheds briefing looks at the key principles in English law that will assist when disputes over contract interpretation arise.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 02 July 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate
This briefing looks at the 'battle of the forms' in a recent High Court case which centred around the question of whether the standard terms and conditions (T&Cs) of sale of the supplier or the standard T&Cs of purchase of the buyer had been properly incorporated into two contracts.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 29 June 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate
The US Supreme Court has upheld a longstanding precedent that restricts the ability of a patent holder to charge a royalty beyond the term of a patent. The case, which focused on the patent to a Spiderman-style toy for shooting webs, serves at least three key functions, as this briefing explains.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 29 June 2015 | Practice Area: Patents
American plaintiffs and prosecutors are increasingly using US laws to target conduct that has little, if any, connection to the US. DLA looks at a new development in this area: an expansive interpretation of a US law targeting money laundering and other racketeering crimes conducted outside the US.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 22 June 2015 | Practice Area: Anti Money Laundering
This Linklaters briefing summarises the potential impact of the UK's forthcoming referendum on EU membership. Subjects covered include the key uncertainties, questions businesses should be considering in terms of risk assessment, and potential post-exit models for the UK's relationship with the EU.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 17 June 2015 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
The UK is set to ratify the Cape Town Convention, meaning that the extension of the Convention to the Cayman Islands is now imminent. The Cayman authorities have been preparing all necessary legislation to bring the Convention into force, as this Harneys briefing explains.
Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 15 June 2015 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
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