This Practice Note considers the implications of the decision of the Court of Justice in Google Spain v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos and further data protection developments in the context of the so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ stemming from that case, including guidelines from the European Data Protection Board (EDPB).
This Practice Note provides a brief overview of the range of defences available in a design infringement claim. Defences can be categorised as qualification, invalidity of the design, offence to public morality and non-infringement.
This Practice Note provides a brief overview of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and its principal projects including Insurance Core Principles (ICPs), standards and guidance, Globally Systemically Important Insurers (G-SIIs), and the Common Framework for the Supervision of Internationally Active Insurance Groups.
This Practice Note sets out practical guidance and tips to enable proprietors of UK registered designs, registered Community designs, unregistered UK designs and unregistered Community designs to ensure that their designs benefit from the protection available. The considerations include qualification criteria, how best to represent a design in the application, evidence, timing and grace periods, and ownership and assertion of rights. It includes references to the guidance issued by the UK Intellectual Property Office and EU Intellectual Property Office and to considerations arising from the Supreme Court’s decision in the Trunki case (PMS International Limited v Magmatic Limited  UKSC 12).
This Practice Note considers the scope and application of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). It covers the steps a bank should take in its loan documentation to comply with the FATCA provisions and the position adopted by the Loan Market Association in the LMA facilities agreements
This Practice Note covers the legal framework and regulatory guidance to be considered in determining whether an arrangement constitutes a contract of insurance and the possible consequences of carrying on activities relating to an insurance contract without the requisite regulatory permissions.
This Practice Note is intended to provide a summary as to how spare parts are dealt with for the main intellectual property (IP) rights available under English law (namely designs, trade marks, patents, copyright); together with examples of the way in which the law works in practice and pragmatic tips for both rights holders and those who make and/or sell spare parts.
This Practice Note outlines the UK legal regime protecting semiconductor topography rights pursuant to the Protection of Topography Directive (Directive 87/54/EC) and the Design Right (Semiconductor Topographies) Regulations 1989, SI 1989/1100. It also considers the interaction between semiconductor topography rights with other intellectual property rights, including UK unregistered design right, copyright and patents, as well as trade secrets and confidential information.
This Practice Note considers enforcement action against Senior Managers under the Senior Manager and Certification Regime (SM&CR) by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). It considers the circumstances in which regulators will investigate senior managers and the sanctions regulators can impose. It sets out practical considerations for both individual senior managers and their firms. Finally, it sets out recent enforcement action against senior managers.
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