Alistair Maughan

Alistair Maughan

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Brexit: The UK Clarifies Its Position On Intellectual Property

The process of Brexit will take time, and the implications for our clients’ business will unfold over time. Our MoFo Brexit Task Force is coordinating across all our offices and working with clients on your key concerns and...more

8/22/2016 - CDPA Community Designs Copyright Digital Single Market EU European Patent Office European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) Intellectual Property Protection Member State Referendums Trademarks UK UK Brexit Unified Patent Court Unitary Patent

The Digital Single Market Strategy: One Year On

In May 2015, the European Commission announced its Digital Single Market Strategy to accelerate the creation of a digital single market (DSM) across the EU. The EU’s aim is to broaden access to e-commerce, media and...more

8/15/2016 - Burden of Proof Competition Consumer Rights Directive CPC Regulation Cross-Border Digital Goods Digital Single Market Draft Digital Contract Directive Draft Online Goods Directive E-Commerce EU European Commission Geo-Blocking International Harmonization Member State Online Platforms Personal Data Product Defects Shipping Telecommunications UK VAT

MoFo Brexit Briefing

In a referendum held on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted by a narrow majority to leave the European Union (“Brexit”). For the time being, the UK remains a member of the EU, and all existing EU-derived laws and...more

6/28/2016 - EU Member State Referendums UK UK Brexit

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update Volume 7, Issue 2

Welcome to the newest issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award winning guide to the law and business of social media. In this edition, we offer tips for a successful—and legal—advertising campaign; we examine a New York...more

3/9/2016 - Advertising B2C Big Data Digital Goods Discovery Discovery Rule EU Facebook FTC Internet Retailers Marketing Mobile Apps Native Advertising Social Media Terms and Conditions User-Generated Content

Undead as a Service: Tips to Help Ensure Your IT Agreements Can Withstand a Zombie Apocalypse

Do the undead read the small print? In our experience, zombies are typically more concerned with fresh brains than with forum selection, but Amazon Web Services (AWS) has helpfully updated its AWS Service Terms for anyone who...more

2/17/2016 - Amazon Business Interruption Force Majeure Clause Information Technology Agreement Young Lawyers

Harmonizing B2C Online Sales of Goods and Digital Content in Europe

The European Commission has announced new draft laws that would give consumers new remedies where digital content supplied online is defective or not as described by the seller....more

1/15/2016 - Corporate Counsel Digital Goods Digital Single Market European Commission Internet Retailers UK Consumer Rights Act Young Lawyers

Cloud Computing in the Financial Services Sector – the UK FCA Gets On-Message

It’s been a long wait but the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has published proposed guidance for UK-regulated financial services firms when using cloud computing solutions to...more

11/30/2015 - Cloud Computing Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Financial Services Industry Information Technology Outsourcing Popular Risk Mitigation UK

MoFo Global Procurement Quarterly: Spring 2015

In This Issue: - Right to Modify? - International Brands May Trigger Cross-Border Interest in EU Tenders - Q&A with James Koukios - GSA Data Reporting - International IT Companies Face Continuing...more

6/17/2015 - China Cross-Border EU Government Contractors Government Service Administration (GSA) Information Technology Multinationals

The EU’s Digital Single Market Announcement – Regaining Europe’s Digital Sovereignty?

On 6 May 2015, the European Commission announced its plans to accelerate the creation of a digital single market across the EU. The new EU strategy will have a significant impact on sectors such as e-commerce, media and...more

6/3/2015 - Digital Single Market E-Commerce EU European Commission Internet Telecommunications

Copyright: Europe Explores Its Boundaries - EU Expands Principle of Pan-European Jurisdiction over Copyright to Online Materials

One focus of the European Union’s Digital Agenda is to break down barriers to cross-border exploitation of intellectual property rights. Consistent with this goal, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently dismantled...more

5/11/2015 - Austria Copyright Copyright Infringement EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Germany Intellectual Property Litigation Internet Jurisdiction Photographs Websites

IP Newsletter - April 2015

In This Issue: - Federal Circuit Affirms PTO in First Appeal of an Inter Partes Review Decision - EU Copyright: No Resale of Digital Content Except for Software? - Qualcomm Agrees to $975 Million Fine and...more

4/13/2015 - Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard China Copyright EU Fraud ITC Jurisdiction Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Qualcomm Standard Essential Patents Trademarks

MoFo Global Procurement Quarterly: Winter 2015

In This Issue: - Protection of Security Relevant Information vs. Enhancement of Global Competition – Germany's "No Spy Decree" for Public Tenders under Continuous Scrutiny - RWIND Tenderer Test: Objective or...more

2/19/2015 - Cybersecurity DOJ Enforcement Actions EU Germany Government Contractors Public Procurement Policies

Socially Aware - Volume 6, Issue 1 - January/February 2015

In This Issue: - Good Rep: Social Media Assets in M&A Transactions - Narrow Vision: Did Anti-Glass Hysteria Contribute to the Demise of Google Glass? - Forced to Cyber-Spy: Court Rules Parents Can Be Held...more

2/6/2015 - Business Assets Cloud Computing Contract Negotiations Facebook FTC Google Google Glass Intangible Property Minors Social Media Social Networks

European M+A News, Winter 2015

In This Issue: - Transactions Involving Digital Media in Europe: Know the Source - New Framework on Market Abuse in the European Union - Current Developments ..“Made in Germany” Attracts Foreign...more

1/23/2015 - Bayer Digital Media EU Eurozone Foreign Investment Germany Merck Qualcomm Siemens Trade Market Abuse

Negotiating Cloud Contracts

The cloud computing market is evolving rapidly. New as a service (aaS) platforms are appearing and the dichotomy between public and private cloud domains has been fractured into many different shades of hybrid cloud...more

12/19/2014 - Cloud Computing Contract Negotiations

Progress on Payment Services in Europe

The European Union is in the process of updating its regulatory regime for payment services to reflect the developing nature of the payment services market. The European Commission's proposed revised Payment Services...more

11/14/2014 - EU Payment Systems

Knowledge is Power

Knowledge and intellectual property rights are both important elements of any outsourcing transaction but each is addressed in different ways. Many organizations involved in outsourcing over-value (and over-protect) IPR and...more

11/13/2014 - Copyright Outsourcing Patents Trade Secrets Trademarks

Global Procurement Quarterly - Summer/Fall 2014

In This Issue: - Recent Trends in FCPA Enforcement – First Half of 2014 - Ukraine/Russia–Related Sanctions - New Executive Order Places Additional Reporting Obligations on Government Contractors and...more

10/14/2014 - China Emerging Technology Companies Enforcement Actions FCPA Federal Contractors Reporting Requirements Russia Sanctions Suspensions & Debarments Ukraine World Bank

EC publishes Standardisation Guidelines for cloud sector

In November 2012, the European Commission published a Communication on Cloud Computing intended to ‘unleash the potential of cloud computing in Europe.’ Twenty months later, the Commission has begun to deliver on its key...more

9/30/2014 - Cloud Computing EU European Commission

Out of the Box: Legal guidance for the consumer product + retail industry - Volume 2, Issue 2, Summer 2014

In This Issue: - Are Offers Of Free Credit Monitoring About To Become Mandatory In Data Breach Incidents? - Mandatory “Made-In” Labeling in the EU - A New Dawn for California Class Actions - Recent...more

8/27/2014 - Class Action Credit Monitoring Credit Reports Data Breach Employer Liability Issues EU Identity Theft Labeling Lanham Act Misclassification POM Wonderful v Coca Cola Retailers Statistical Sampling US Bank Wage and Hour

Technology Outsourcing and UK Financial Services Regulation

The UK financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, has published a new list of considerations for regulated financial services firms planning to use third-party technology to support their operations. The...more

8/14/2014 - Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Financial Regulatory Reform Outsourcing Technology UK

EU Cloud Standardisation Guidelines

In November 2012, we wrote an Alert about the European Commission’s Communication on Cloud Computing intended, it said, to “… unleash the potential of cloud computing in Europe”. Sceptics were doubtful that the cloud...more

7/14/2014 - Cloud Computing Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission

EU Cloud Standardisation Guidelines

In November 2012, we wrote an Alert about the European Commission’s Communication on Cloud Computing intended, it said, to “... unleash the potential of cloud computing in Europe”. Sceptics were doubtful that the cloud...more

7/11/2014 - Cloud Computing European Commission

Global Procurement Quarterly - Spring 2014

In This Issue: - The New Front in U.S. Sanctions: Ukraine and Russia - Electronic Invoicing in EU Public Contracts - German and EU Rules on Joint Bids - Q+A Corner with Melissa Milstead, Associate General...more

6/13/2014 - Barack Obama EU Executive Orders Public Contracts Russia Sanctions Suspensions & Debarments Ukraine

A Better Way Out? Exit Services in Outsourcing

As with any business relationship, the end of an outsourcing can be a difficult time. Happy, trouble-free exits are rare. Emotions often run high, there may be pending legal claims in relation to the termination circumstances...more

6/12/2014 - Compliance Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Exit Transactions International Labor Laws Outsourcing

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