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Data protection bites tough new sanctions for breaches of the Data Protection Act

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 26 2009

Corporate executives and management do not often list data protection as a key area of risk for business

Transparency International issues UK Bribery Act guidance on mergers, acquisitions and investments

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 21 2012

As a consequence of the entry into force of the Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) on 1 July 2011, for the first time, anti-bribery due diligence has become a necessity for companies undertaking mergers, acquisitions and investments. Transparency International UK (TI UK) has published the final version of its guidance, Anti-Bribery Due Diligence for Transactions (the guidance), to be used when undertaking anti-bribery due diligence in this context

ICO guidance on data protection and social networking

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 30 2013

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published guidance on when it considers that the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) will apply to the

English court confirms claims to computer program claims are patentable subject matter

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 29 2008

The English High Court has now handed down a decision which moves the UK position on software claims back into line with that of the European Patent Office (EPO) and other mainland European Agencies

Implementation of the cookie directive: UK government publishes its response paper

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 26 2011

On 15 April 2011, the UK Government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport published a paper entitled "Implementing the revised EU Electronic Communications Framework"

Implementation of the ‘Cookie Directive’ in the UK

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 15 2011

The so-called “Cookie Directive” 2009136EC came into force on the 26 May 2011 in the UK

New powers for Information Commissioner’s Office to fine for data protection breaches

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 30 2008

The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act received Royal Assent on 8 May 2008

Sui generis database rights and what constitutes a substantial part

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 3 2011

In Beechwood House Publishing v Guardian Products Ltd 2011 EWPCC 22, the Claimant’s database right was found to have been infringed when the Defendants extracted 6,000 records from the Claimant’s database of 43,000 records

Interim injunction or alleged breach of software distribution agreement

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 27 2009

In granting an injunction to the exclusive distributor of proprietary software in cash machines (Talaris (Sweden) AB v Network Controls International Ltd 2008 EWHC 2930), Mr Justice Coulson provides an object lesson in the application of the 'American Cyanamid principles' in a dispute focusing on the construction of the terms of an exclusive distributor agreement (EDA

Geographical indications not automatically protected under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and Rules

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 28 2011

In WIPO Case No DCO2011-0026 Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (CIVC) v Steven Vickers, it was held that although CIVIC had rights in “champagne” as a geographical indication, it failed to show that its rights constituted an unregistered trade mark for the purposes of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and Rules (UDRP