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  • Brexit and the UPC

    Article

    Submitted: 22 July 2016

    What has the Referendum Vote done to the UPC?​

  • What can exclusive licensees of design rights do?

    Article

    Submitted: 19 July 2016

    The Court of Justice has clarified what exclusive Registered Community Design right licensees are able to do.​

  • Brexit: the implications for financial crime and investigations

    Article

    Submitted: 18 July 2016

    What are the implications for financial crime and investigations arising from Brexit?

  • Blockchain For Finance Conference 2016

    Conference

    Event date: 03 October 2016

    Simmons & Simmons are hosting the 2016 Blockchain For Finance Conference. For further details and to register please visit blockchain.fintecnet.com. To receive a 10% discount on the advertised prices please use promo code SIMMONS.

  • Pros and cons for battery storage

    Article

    Submitted: 07 July 2016

    With fuel sales out of fashion, battery storage has now become the Holy Grail for the Renewables sector. However, it has been the "late comer" following behind solar, wind and hydro, when it should have been promoted in parallel to support all these technologies and provide a consistent power source.

  • Cartier and the Court of Appeal: we like blocking injunctions!

    Article

    Submitted: 06 July 2016

    The UK’s world-leading blocking injunction jurisdiction has been given a thumbs up by the Court of Appeal, paving the way for further efforts by rights owners to block UK consumers’ access to copyright and trade mark infringing websites, including websites selling counterfeits.

  • The fast emerging legal risks of the FinTech boom Restricted access

    Seminar

    Submitted: 01 July 2016

    As the FinTech sector continues to grow rapidly in the UK, a number of legal risks are emerging which market participants will need to address. This event, which is part of London Technology Week, will cover a number of the areas in which these risks lie as specialist lawyers from different disciplines provide an overview of the issues faced and how to overcome these.

  • Cyber security in Germany: The new IT Security Act - and its relevance for the sectors IT, telecom, energy, water and food

    Article

    Submitted: 29 June 2016

    The German Cyber Security Act („IT-Sicherheitsgesetz“) came into force last year (25 July 2015), but was only recently, in May 2016, concretized by means of a national “Regulation on Critical Infrastructures” (Regulation).

  • Developments in contract: "no oral variation" clauses

    Article

    Submitted: 29 June 2016

    A brief summary of the principles, recent developments and practical tips relating to the effectiveness of “no oral variation” clauses.

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - practical implications Restricted access

    Seminar

    Submitted: 24 June 2016

    A panel discussion which will explore some of the key implications and practicalities of the new GDPR.

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