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China's new cybersecurity laws: what global companies need to know before the rules take effect

Companies preparing to comply with the PRC Cybersecurity Law must assess its cross-border data restrictions in a global and regulatory context. This article sets out what multinational corporations need to know before the rules come into effect in June.

Law Firm: Mayer Brown | Published: 24 March 2017 | Practice Area: Security

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Blockchain – A new era for the energy market?

In the energy sector, blockchain technology can be used to provide an automated transaction model with no or limited third-party intermediaries.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 24 March 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

AG applies linking case law to media players

Advocate General advises CJEU that media-players which link to unlawful streaming sites are unlawful.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 24 March 2017 | Practice Area: Media

Cayman Islands: CRS notification and reporting deadlines extended

On 3 March 2017 the Cayman Islands announced that the 2017 deadlines for notification and reporting obligations under the Common Reporting Standard regulations will be extended by two months.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 24 March 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Man(ufacturing) vs. Machine

The extent of automation's impact and how soon employees will feel it - especially those in particularly susceptible sectors like manufacturing - remains the subject of intense debate.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 22 March 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

Are trademarks fair game for use as Google AdWords?

This article looks at the rise of online advertising amongst brand owners and the impact on Google AdWords.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 21 March 2017 | Practice Area: Trademarks

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iWatch not registrable as a trademark for a wearable computing device

In a decision exploring the boundaries of 'descriptive', the English High Court has ruled that iWatch is not registrable for computers, computer software and certain related goods.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 17 March 2017 | Practice Area: Trademarks

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Law is playing catch-up with Internet of Things

As the physical and online worlds merge, IoT devices of every type become able to gather information and communicate with each other.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 13 March 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Watch what you tweet! 'Serious harm' test clarified

Katie Hopkins has been ordered to pay £24,000 in damages together with costs following tweets about food blogger and writer Jack Munroe.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 13 March 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Six FinTech predictions for 2017

As the FinTech sector starts to mature, it is increasingly hard to tell what is next for the industry. This article highlights some top predictions.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 13 March 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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