By: Ruth Hoy and James Tighe

On 6 September 2017, the EU Commission published its position paper setting out the main principles that will govern its attitude to Brexit negotiations with the UK on intellectual
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Authored by: Satnam Sahota and Jim McDonnell

The former members of defunct UK reggae/pop band UB40 are currently in dispute over the goodwill of the group, and in particular use of the band’s name. A preliminary issue in this matter was recently settled by the High Court, which decided that a purported assignment of goodwill (after a company ceases to carry on its business and abandons its goodwill) is ineffective.
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Authored by James Clark

Earlier this month, the UK data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Officer (“ICO”), published guidance on safely processing personal data derived from Wi-Fi location analytics. This guidance is important not only to retail businesses who provide Wi-Fi networks to their customers, but also to companies who just provide Wi-Fi access solely to their employees. With most large organisations and businesses now providing Wi-Fi access it is certainly a fitting time to consider this issue.
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