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Disputes

Disputes

Think Before You Wi-Fi

I am sure that at some point we have all benefited from free public Wi-Fi. It is often of great importance when abroad or somewhere where 4G is not up to the task.

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What will our IP Team be Dreaming of this Christmas?

Our IP Christmas Wish List This Year...

With the Christmas adverts taking over our TVs and the office parties well underway, there’s no escaping that the festive season is upon us. Now that we’ve met Buster the Boxer and sourced those all important Christmas Jumpers, the IP team here at Burness Paull has been busy writing their own  Christmas wish lists.  So, as we put out our mince pies for Santa and carrots for Rudolph, here’s what our team would like to find in their stockings....

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Burness admin

Uber: What The Judgment Means For You

Readers of my blog post on “The Gig Economy” last week will not have missed the breaking news on Friday that the long-awaited judgment of the Employment Tribunal in London in the claim against tech giants Uber

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Burness admin

Protecting Scottish IP In China

Colin Hulme

A number of years ago, I was asked by the Harris Tweed Authority to support their work in China.  The Authority had witnessed a growing interest in the HARRIS TWEED brand from the emerging middle class in China and wished to ensure that the brand was properly protected there.  Whilst Harris Tweed garments have long been made in China, the emerging interest in the brand amongst the emerging middle class in China is relatively new.  Observing its primary function as “Guardians of the Orb” the Authority has a key appreciation of the opportunities for Harris Tweed in China, but a

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LChalmers

Brexit: Spaghetti Junction for disputes?

Some might complain about the standardisation of bananas.  Others dealing with cross-border disputes might see EU legislation in this area as providing welcome conformity and certainty. 

So, what would happen on a Brexit vote?

This is largely dependant on how dramatic a break the UK government decides to make.  Will it seek to preserve the status quo in areas like this, or go down the Norway route, the Swiss route, the WTO route, or something else?  Each scenario presents differences in how and where disputes

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Now You See It...

Neeraj Thomas

the 5th of July 2012 may not be a date etched on the memory of football fans, but its significance should not be underestimated. It was on that day in Zurich that the International Football Association Board (“IFAB”) met and finally approved the introduction of video technology in football.

The use of technology in football has long been a controversial issue. The when, how and where to use it often meant the discussion became too difficult and any attempts to properly consider its introduction did not get off the ground.

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Breach Of Copyright: Taking On The Many-Headed Hydra Of Online Publication

Roddy Cairns

There was a potentially significant development in online copyright law recently as Advocate General Wathelet delivered an opinion on whether the act of posting hyperlinks to websites which displayed protected works without the copyright owner’s consent could amount to a breach of copyright.

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UBS v HMRC – Tax Avoidance Scheme Rejected By Supreme Court

Steven Guild

In this week’s budget, Chancellor George Osborne announced that he intends to introduce measures to close tax loopholes for companies, making it harder for them to avoid paying tax in the UK. Just a week before the budget, the Supreme Court issued its decision in a long running case about the validity of schemes set up by investment banks designed to avoid bankers paying income tax on their bonuses.

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Happy World Consumer Rights Day!

Pauline McCulloch

Today is World Consumer Rights Day.

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The Trunki Suitcase Loses Its Appeal – But Only In The Court Room

Rebecca Ablett
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