,

Lawrope AGM 2018 Oporto, Portugal

This year, Lawrope’s annual general meeting will take place in Oporto, Portugal on 21st - 22nd of September 2018 and it will be hosted by our member in Portugal,  RICARDO GONCALVES – Advogados. On Friday, the participants will attend a…

3D Printing – Does new technology require new laws?

Additive manufacturing, also commonly known as 3D Printing is at the forefront of a resurgence in smaller scale manufacturing.  It has created new and exciting opportunities but has it also created novel challenges for legal liability and…

Government decide against writing “caste” into the Equality Act

The government has responded to a recent consultation on how to handle caste discrimination in the UK. The report looked into whether “caste” should be added to the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 or if, instead, they…

Technology in the Leisure & hospitality sector

Technology underpins everything we do. How we run a business, interact with customers or even customer expectations are all being determined by the latest developments in technology. The biggest areas of technological development are in…

GDPR brings new challenges for brand protection

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25 May 2018 has brought significant new challenges for brand owners, in terms of their ability to enforce trade mark rights. ICANN’s WHOIS domain…

Leaseholders beware – Airbnb hosting may breach your lease

Leaseholders should take note of the decision in the recent case of Bermondsey Exchange Freeholders Limited v Ninos Koumetto (trustee in bankruptcy for Kevin Conway), which addresses whether leasehold properties can be used as temporary accommodation…

The new Construction Sector Deal – an opportunity for the Technology sector?

On 5 July the Government published its Construction Sector Deal. Setting out a vision for the construction sector over the coming years, it also reinforces the key role which technology will need to play to help the sector reach its goals. The…