IP & IT Law (6 September – 20 September)

IP & IT News

It’s Certifiably Good. Protecting the Planet but can you Protect your Mark?

Reddie & Grose – 20 September

Reddie & Grose discuss sustainable fashion brands at London Fashion Week and whether these companies secured registered protection for the names of the initiatives or the way certain ranges are presented to the public.

Huawei: Microsoft president seeks end to US tech ban

BBC News – 19 September

Microsoft’s president, Brad Smith, has called for an end on the US ban on it supplying Huawei with Windows software for the Chinese company's computers. The Trump administration blacklisted Huawei over claims it posed a risk to US security.

Tory Brexit advert ‘could breach privacy’

The Guardian – 15 September

A Tory party webpage calling on voters to ‘Back Brexit’ is cause for concern, according to legal advice from a leading data protection lawyer. The Conservatives are gathering information about pro-Brexit voters through an online campaign, and may be at risk of breaking data laws.

Small businesses ‘unprepared’ for no-deal Brexit

ITPro – 13 September

A recent techUK survey has revealed that small businesses are far less prepared to Brexit than larger businesses. Only 43% of small businesses considered themselves ready for Brexit, compared to 50% of medium-sized businesses and 87% of larger businesses. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has reissued further guidance, urging businesses to prepare for every eventuality.

Written by Ellie MacKenzie

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