If you have a business operating in the food and drink sector, or are thinking of starting one, this free half-day event is for you.
HGF Senior Trade Mark Attorney Lauren Somers will be discussing one of the less publicised effects of the GDPR: the WHOIS blackout at the upcoming CITMA lunchtime lecture Tuesday 30th April 2019.
HGF Partner Dr Claire Irvine will be hosting a round table discussion at the Life Science Patent Network North America in Boston on the 25th April 2019.
The controversial Copyright Directive (2016/0280), which aims to modernise EU copyright rules ensuring development of a “robust and well-functioning digital single market” has been approved, backed by 19 countries at an EU Council Vote. Six countries voted against the Directive. The Directive will now be published in the Official Journal of the EU following which member states will have two years to bring in local laws implementing the Directive.
The EU has agreed to grant the UK a further extension of time (until 31 October 2019) to finalise the terms of how the UK leaves the EU. This removes the “cliff edge” of the UK potentially leaving the EU without a deal on 12 April 2019.
The High Court of Justice has upheld a UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) decision in relation to a trade mark for “TRUMP TV” filed in bad faith.