The recent proliferation of ‘crypto-opportunities’ and schemes to fund Bitcoin mining operations, all beg the question of the extent to which such creditably imaginative schemes are regulated by the FSMA financial promotion restrictions.
Last week Google’s Project Zero team published details of serious security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre, which affect almost every modern computer, and could allow hackers to steal sensitive personal data.
Resellers need to tread a careful line when using a brand owner’s marks. Use by an independent garage of BMW’s marks crossed the line between informative use (which is permitted) and misleading use (which is not).
In the latest round of the long running skirmish between confectionary giants Nestlé and Cadbury, Nestlé has lost its appeal to secure trade mark protection for the shape of its four-finger Kit Kat bar.
Aggrieved rights holders' thoughts turn to sharply worded cease and desist notices aimed at stopping infringement or paving the way to court action. Rights holders need to take care before making threats.
Investment in infrastructure, productivity and research & development were some of the principal focuses of the Autumn Statement; we provide a summary below of some of the key points that affect the technology sector.
Stage One of the application process (the submission of a two minute video pitch) closed in November 2016 and successful applicants will be invited in January 2017 to make a written application for Stage Two.
A battle between warring sofa giants, Sofa Workshop and Sofaworks (Sofa Workshop Ltd v Sofaworks Ltd  EWHC 1773 (IPEC)), has cast light whether use of a Community trade mark in one member state is enough to constitute genuine use in the Community.