Who owns an employee’s inventions when they are invented outside work hours?

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?

Protecting your most valuable assets – intellectual property

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

Abusive and offensive online communications – protecting the public and the role of online service providers

Shayhan Patelmaster | Senior | Law | +44 207 9809 507 | shayhan.patelmaster@uk.ey.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

‘Best Endeavours’: A Brexit perspective

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

Privacy complaints have more than doubled under the GDPR!

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!

The pitfalls of Intellectual Property (IP) infringement in 3D printing – don’t get caught out!

Atiq Bhagwan| Manager | EY Law | +44 (0) 20 7980 0717 | atiq.bhagwan@uk.ey.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!

New CAP Code updates on the use of personal data for marketing

Rosie O’Gorman| Trainee Solicitor | EY Law | +44 (0) 20 7783 0073 | rosie.ogorman@uk.ey.com 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