Sam Brown | Director | Law | +44 (0) 207 7783 0518 | SBrown9@uk.ey.com In today’s fluid and fast-moving labour market, where an individual’s employment status can be unclear, it can be difficult to determine when and how an invention is conceived. Yet this can be of crucial importance for establishing whether it is the … More Who owns an employee’s inventions when they are invented outside work hours?
Gemma Davis | Director | Law | +44 (0) 207 9809 143 | Gemma.Davis@uk.ey.com With transport now the highest emitting sector of the economy, responsible for around 26% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, there is seen to be a need to improve the infrastructure and the affordability of cleaner modes of transport, with a … More The future of mobility and transport
Joanna Chart | Senior | Law | +44 (0)207 1977 874 | Joanna.Chart@uk.ey.com Intellectual property (IP) is one of a company’s most valuable assets. For technology companies, whether a start-up or a more established business, a key area of this IP is your software. It is important to understand how to protect and enforce your … More Protecting your most valuable assets – intellectual property
Adam Kelly | Senior | Law | +44 161 234 6403 | firstname.lastname@example.org Amidst an industry wide drive to regulate online harmful behaviours, in March the House of Lords Select Committee put forward its recommendations for the improvement of internet safety (9 March 2019) and in April the Government published its Online Harms White Paper (8 … More A New UK Online Safety Regulator
Shayhan Patelmaster | Senior | Law | +44 207 9809 507 | email@example.com On Tuesday 16 April I chaired a roundtable meeting on an issue which has rarely been out of the press in recent months – abusive and offensive online communications. The meeting was organised by the Junior Lawyers Group of the Society for Computers … More Abusive and offensive online communications – protecting the public and the role of online service providers
Jose Campos | Manager | Law | +44 20 7951 4770 | Jose.Campos@uk.ey.com Until Brexit, who knew that a ‘backstop’ could elicit such fervour? The backstop – officially the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland – has raised alarm that the UK could be caught indefinitely by its terms. When the Prime Minister returned from Brussels on 11 … More ‘Best Endeavours’: A Brexit perspective
Christopher Perrin | Senior Manager | Law | +44 20 7951 2768 | Chris.Perrin@uk.ey.com A recent report from the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), the lead data protection authority for a large number of global blue chip tech companies operating in Europe. shows a significant increase in privacy complaints and data breach notifications since the EU’s … More Privacy complaints have more than doubled under the GDPR!
Shayhan Patelmaster | Senior | Law | +44 207 9809 507 | firstname.lastname@example.org The concept of smart contracts is not a new one. Since the term was first coined by Nick Szabo in 1994, commercial lawyers have debated whether smart contracts have the potential to replace conventional commercial contracts. Whilst there are a number of significant … More Smart contracts – a false smart?
Atiq Bhagwan| Manager | EY Law | +44 (0) 20 7980 0717 | email@example.com 3D printing is an emerging technology with the potential to significantly disrupt the manufacturing industry by making it possible to copy certain 3D items without the involvement of the original manufacturer. One of the key challenges with 3D printing is the potential for infringing the … More The pitfalls of Intellectual Property (IP) infringement in 3D printing – don’t get caught out!
Rosie O’Gorman| Trainee Solicitor | EY Law | +44 (0) 20 7783 0073 | firstname.lastname@example.org Following a public consultation which launched in May 2018, the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has published changes to its rules on the use of personal data for direct marketing (the CAP Code). The changes are intended to ensure that the CAP Code addresses … More New CAP Code updates on the use of personal data for marketing