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IP monitor: Government of Canada initiates consultation on modernizing copyright framework for artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things

August 12, 2021

The Canadian federal government has launched a public consultation on adapting Canada’s copyright framework to ongoing developments in artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.

Can you use a neologism to name a new or emerging technology and expect it to be protected by a registered trade mark?

May 20, 2021

Is it enough that a brand is a neologism for it to constitute a registrable trade mark? Are neologisms automatically considered distinctive for registration and validity of a mark?

Buying or selling a technology business? Seven key issues to consider

May 17, 2021

This article identifies some of the critical and practical issues to keep top of mind when buying or selling a tech business.

Technology Joint Ventures - Partnering for the Future

May 06, 2021

This article examines the key aspects of joint ventures in the technology sector and the particular issues and challenges that these joint ventures raise.

EU data governance regulation – A wave of digital, regulatory and antitrust reform begins - Part Three

December 17, 2020

In the third blog post of this series on the European Commission's proposed Data Governance Regulation (the DGR), we consider the DGR’s relationship to competition law rules.

EU data governance regulation – A wave of digital, regulatory and antitrust reform begins - Part Two

December 16, 2020

In this blog post, we outline the new regimes for data sharing service providers and data altruism under the DGR, and consider the potential impact on businesses.

EU data governance regulation – a wave of digital, regulatory and antitrust reform begins - Part 1

December 10, 2020

On 25 November 2020, the European Commission (EC) published its proposed Data Governance Regulation (the DGR), which will create a new legal framework to encourage the development of a European single market for data.

Global interactive guide on computer-implemented inventions

September 16, 2020

Our global comparative piece examines the current state of the law on the patentability of CIIs across a number of key jurisdictions.

Cryptocurrencies are property capable of being held on trust New Zealand High Court holds

May 05, 2020

In Ruscoe v Cryptopia Ltd (in Liquidation) [2020] NZHC 728 the New Zealand High Court held that cryptocurrencies, as digital assets, are a form of property that are capable of being held on trust.

The New EU AI and Data Strategy and what it Means for EU Antitrust Reform

March 24, 2020

This article summarises the AI and Data Package released by the European Commission on 19 February 2020 and discusses the role of EU antitrust reform.