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UK Government Proposes New Legislation for Gene-Edited Food

On 25 May 2022, the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill was introduced before the UK Parliament in a move to "cut the red tape" on the development of gene-editing technology, and to position the UK as a world-leader for investment in agri-food research and innovation. The Bill provides for gene-edited food crops to be developed, grown and sold in England. The intention is for the legislation to eventually extend to animals (excluding humans), but only once a satisfactory regulatory regime is developed to ensure safeguarding of animal welfare.

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Intellectual Property

A guide to the video games industry: Level 5 - IP Licensing Arrangements

As Electronic Arts announces that it will cease developing FIFA-branded football games by the end of this year and instead continue under a new brand "EA Sports FC", Alex Walker looks at the issues around IP Licensing Arrangements

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Sport & gaming

Level Up: A legal guide to the video games industry

Our all-in-one legal guide for those that currently operate in or are considering entering the video games industry with the purpose of providing an overview of the life cycle of a video game

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Global Intellectual Property Newsletter 32nd Edition

IP Topics from around the Globe including an in-depth analysis of the CJEU's judgment in CV-Online Latvia v Melons from June 2021 and its impact on the sui generis database right.

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Intellectual Property

The difficulties and risks associated with transferring social media accounts

A strong social media presence can add a great deal of value to a brand and is now a key marketing strategy for many businesses. For some companies, their social media presence has even become one of their most valuable assets. We look at the importance of protecting a key marketing asset

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Sport & gaming

Level Up: A legal guide to the video games industry

Our all-in-one legal guide for those that currently operate in or are considering entering the video games industry with the purpose of providing an overview of the life cycle of a video game

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Analysis

Blockchain and its application in the field of IP

This article will provides a glimpse at what role intellectual property rights might take in this "new world" of blockchain and smart contracts.

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Securing IP rights in blockchain technology

Securing IPR over newly-developed Blockchain-technologies is crucial for stakeholders in order to maintain their competitive edge with respect to future commercialization. The article discusses how such protection could be achieved under German law.

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Focus on AI & IP

Intellectual Property

AI and Patents – "the person skilled in the art"

Or AI and the State of the Art

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Intellectual Property

EPO rules only humans can be inventors – another blow to DABUS AI patents

The European Patent Office (EPO) Legal Board of Appeal announced its decision to dismiss the appeal in cases J 8/20 and J 9/20, confirming the EPO's Receiving Section decisions that rejected two patent applications in which an artificial intelligence (AI) system was designated as the inventor.

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Artificial intelligence

AI and IP

One step forward for harmonizing a legal framework in Europe

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Bringing crypto into the mainstream: why cryptoasset regulation matters - Webinar - 29 June : 12:00 - 13:00 UTC

As cryptoasset markets continue to evolve, regulators and policy makers globally are responding to the risks and opportunities they present, including through introduction of new regulations. In this session, hosted with Lexology, we will discuss how cryptoasset regulation and supervisory approaches are developing across the UK, EU, USA and APAC, and consider the importance of regulation in underpinning the mainstream adoption of cryptoassets by financial investors, banks and other financial market participants. We will also look at how increasing adoption of cryptoassets may impact businesses outside of financial services. In this context we will cover:

  • Major regulatory developments and supervisory approaches across jurisdictions
  • How firms are preparing for new regulation, including challenges for cross-border businesses and regulatory arbitrage risks
  • Regulatory considerations for launching new cryptoassets, implications for companies issuing or investing in cryptoassets and the importance of correctly classifying cryptoassets within the regulatory framework
  • Regulation of cryptoasset service providers including custodians, exchanges and prime brokers

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