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Hudson McKenzie listed in UK Investment Support Directory

We are delighted to be listed in the UK Investment Support Directory which has been launched yesterday. The Directory is a smart, new digital tool which promotes private sector expertise in the UK to investors across the globe. To coincide with this launch, the Minister for Investment, Graham Stuart stated- Minister for Investment, Graham Stuart

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‘Controversial’ Copyright law approved by EU

The European Parliament has recently approved a new Copyright law that has the power to change the internet for all those susceptible to it.

Can the application of Patent’s develop ‘Green’ technology?

Is the application of Patent’s upon ‘Green’ technology development acting as a detrimental barrier to the overall preservation of our planet?

Update: EU Trademark Directive now implemented

From 14 January 2019, the European Trademark Directive 2015 will be implemented through changes to UK Trademark Law.

Can Patent Law keep up?

Legal experts warn that Patent Law is likely to fall behind the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in times to come.

How far is the internet colliding with the law?

With innovation, comes the need for new adaptation. Law must continually adapt with the inventions and development of mankind to keep order, withhold ethics or resolve conflict.

The Internet as a Human Right?

How far are an individual’s Human Rights affected in regards to the legal understanding of the internet?

The Intellectual Property Pi – can national and universal laws combine?

To what extent can legislation enacted by the nation state have precedence over universal laws, such as those found within mathematics?

How much will the change in GDPR affect IP law?

As Intellectual Property Law (IP) rapidly advances, how much will the change to GDPR this year effect the impact of IP upon businesses?

New Data Protection Bill – Are you prepared?

The European Union is set to issue and enforce a ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) on 25th May 2018, in which the current British legislation has been amended, in order to comply with this. MP Matt Hancock released a ‘Statement of Intent’ on Monday 7th August 2017, regarding a ‘new data protection bill’ to be

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Think before pilfering online photos for commercial use!

In Absolute Lofts South West London v Artisan Home Improvements, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (Court) has clarified how the quantum of damages in cases of knowing infringement of copyright should be determined. Apart from the “user principle” laid down in Henderson, the Court examined the potential difference of quantum that word arise from the

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EU Trademark Registration only for “EU Business”

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (“Court”), in their recent judgment for the case of The Sofa Workshop Ltd v Sofaworks Ltd, has clarified on certain criteria for a trademark to be eligible for registration under EU Regulation 207/2009 (“Regulation”). What is more important from this case is its implication on whether a trademark should be

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Right to Privacy vs Freedom of Expression

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), through its judgment delivered on 21 July 2015 on the case of Satakunnan Markkinaporssi Oy and Satamedia Oy v. Finland, reiterated the position of the court on cases that concern competing interests between right of an individual’s privacy and journalistic freedom of expression. Background of the Case Satakunnan

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Rahul Batra listed in Leader List 2015 by Citywealth Magazine as top UK Lawyer

Hudson McKenzie are delighted to announce that our Managing Partner, Rahul Batra has been included in the list of top UK lawyers published by Citywealth Magazine. Click here to view full listing. The Citywealth Leaders List is the indispensible best of the best online directory of wealth management professionals worldwide. This online resource provides a

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The right to privacy and how to be forgotten in the midst of our digital era

Arguably, one of the most important questions discussed by lawmakers and academics is our right to privacy and how to be forgotten in the midst of our digital era. Interestingly, the European Court recently decided to implement the right of an individual to be forgotten, concluding that Google should erase all links, including legal rulings.

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