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UK Government appoints new IP Minister, Jo Johnson MP, who provides an update on the UPC
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 12 2017

Giving evidence before the Science and Technology Select Committee on 11 January 2017, Jo Johnson MP announced that he had been appointed Minister


Member States may not impose a general and indiscriminate obligation to retain data on providers of electronic communications services
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

The ECJ has today delivered its judgment in the WatsonTele2 cases, in which Swedish and UK communications data retention laws are being challenged as


Christmas parties: When is an employer liable for drunken antics?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

The High Court has ruled that a company was not vicariously liable for the assault on a manager, by a director, after the Christmas


Disciplinary investigations and handling serious allegations.
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

The seriousness of the allegation will impact the duty of investigation to be imposed on the


Disciplinary sanctions and dismissal: When can employers rely on earlier warnings?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") confirmed that an employer cannot rely on a manifestly inappropriate final warning


Employers must give workers the opportunity to take breaks.
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

The Working Time Regulations 1998 ("WTR") provide that if a worker's daily working time exceeds six hours he is entitled to a rest


Undertaking and documenting the evaluation process: what do we learn from Energysolutions EU Ltd v Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 13 2016

The NDA case is a sobering scour through the nuts and bolts of a public procurement process and has some valuable lessons on what a contracting


All in the name of business
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 9 2016

This High Court decision should encourage owners of eponymous brands to think carefully about the possible implications of contractual provisions


Patents: insufficiency and infringement
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 6 2016

The Court of Appeal has held that a patent with claims in Swiss form directed to a second medical use was invalid for insufficiency and also commented


Trade marks: sale of grey goods as criminal offence
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 6 2016

The Court of Appeal has held that a criminal offence may be committed under the Trade Marks Act 1994 (TMA) through the sale, distribution or