John Wilks

John Wilks

DLA Piper

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UK: Tweaks to Rules on Sales Promotions and Competitions

The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice (“CAP”) has introduced changes to the provisions of its advertising code which deal with the running of sales promotions, including prize promotions. The full regulatory statement...more

5/13/2015 - Advertising Investigations Prizes Sales Promotions UK

EU: Ryanair scrapes a win (but not using IP!)

The CJEU has ruled that database owners whose databases are not protected by copyright or the sui generis database right may rely on contractual terms and conditions to restrict access to and exploitation of their data. As a...more

1/29/2015 - Copyright Data Protection EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Ryanair Web Scraping

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - October 2014 (Global)

BROADCASTING - France: French legislation on evening advertising on public channels: should we expect another shift in policy? - The main French public service broadcaster, France Télévisions, is calling for lift of...more

10/3/2014 - Broadcasting Data Protection Entertainment Industry EU FIFA Gambling Gaming Internet Sports Television Broadcast Stations

IP Rights In Data Handbook - Protecting and exploiting IP in data, big data and databases internationally

In the era of Big Data, no ambitious business can afford to live without a strategy for the acquisition, protection and exploitation of the data upon which it depends. The laws enabling data to be protected and exploited are...more

9/4/2014 - Big Data Data Collection Data Protection Databases EU EU Data Protection Laws Jurisdiction Patents Popular UK

ASA revises its complaints handling procedures

The Advertising Standards Authority ("ASA") has recently published revised procedures for its handling of complaints regarding broadcast and non-broadcast advertisements in the UK. The changes are intended to increase...more

8/12/2014 - Advertising Advertising Standards Authority Broadcasting Standards & Procedures UK

New Fast Track Opposition Procedure For UK Trade Marks Launches Today

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has responded to concerns over the time and cost of UK trade mark opposition proceedings with the introduction of a new fast track opposition procedure. The fast track comes into...more

10/1/2013 - Fast Track Process IPO Registration Trademarks

Intellectual Property and Technology News | Issue 4, Q3 2013 (Global)


9/6/2013 - AMP v Myriad Biotechnology Cloud Computing Copyright Data Protection DNA European Court of Justice (ECJ) Genetic Materials Human Genes Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Pharmaceutical Industry ROI SCOTUS Technology

Ministry Claim Spotted Raising Original Copyright Issues

A UK High Court claim filed this week by the Ministry of Sound record label against music streaming site Spotify raises some interesting issues around the originality threshold for copyright works. ...more

9/5/2013 - Copyright Internet Streaming Music UK

Significant Changes Introduced And Planned To UK IP Legislation

UK IP legislation is changing. First, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (which received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013), has just been published, and modifies UK copyright law (though not as drastically as some...more

5/16/2013 - Copyright Copyright Designs and Patents Act Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act EU Patents Unified Patent Court

Rights in Data Handbook: Protecting and exploiting IP in data and databases internationally

INTRODUCTION - The value of data and databases to business is undeniable and continues to increase. As a result the laws which enable data to be protected and exploited are crucial to many industries, from horseracing to...more

1/7/2013 - Data Protection Databases EU Intellectual Property Litigation Privacy Laws

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