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Beauty contests and human rights?

12 Nov 2018
The new Electronic Communications Code which came into force on 28 December 2017 has created uncertainty in the market. Whilst the publication of a recent book on the subject by various barristers of Falcon Chambers provides some welcome guidance for operators and landowners alike, what is really wanted, however, are a series of decisions from the Upper Tribunal (which now decides telecoms disputes) as to how the contentious parts of the Code are to be interpreted.
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Brexit and… database rights

12 Nov 2018
Following publication of the 'agreed' text of the draft Withdrawal Agreement (the "Draft Text") between the United Kingdom ("UK") and the remainder of the European Union ("EU") on 19 March 2018, our intellectual property ("IP") team has produced a suite of briefings on key aspects of the likely implications of Brexit for IP rights and systems across the EU, to inform our clients what changes they will need to consider making to their existing IP strategies and protocols to continue dealing in post-Brexit UK and Europe. The topic of this note is how Brexit will impact database rights.