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Latest Legal News

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Scotland By Design

In both developed and developing economies, there is now a “mobile first” – and in some cases “mobile only” – trend.  We increasingly live in a world with indigenous digital natives, many of whom do not interact with the web in any other way than mobile.  This is driving profound changes in approach from all parts of the eco-system from content providers, infrastructure providers, handset manufacturers and everyone in between.  Indeed, the lines are increasingly blurred between these players – every single infrastructure provider I saw present at the Mobile World Congress in

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Burness admin

Industry Deflated Over Increase in Planning Fees

Theresa Hunt

The Scottish Government has announced a significant increase in planning fees that will come into effect from 1 June 2017.

Following a short consultation and only one week before the local elections, the announcement has received a mixed response from industry.

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Burness admin

Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

David Goodbrand

Did you know that April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day?  Probably not unless you are an IP practitioner or lawyer working in the field.  However, for the last 17 years the world (… ok, IP practitioners across the globe …) have celebrated World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD) as a way of focussing attention on the extremely important role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging and stimulating innovation and creativity.

This year, the theme for the day is "Innovation – Improving Lives" – something th

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LChalmers