12 January 2016

Pseudonymise this! The General Data Protection Regulation and what it means for you

After years of negotiations, reforms to EU data protection laws have finally been agreed by the European Parliament, Council and Commission, with the changes likely to be implemented by 2018.

According to the European Commission, the reform package will "make Europe fit for the digital age" and "put an end to the patchwork of data protection rules that currently exists in the EU".

7 January 2016

New Year, new trade mark rules

What were your New Year's resolutions? While the rest of us have been mulling over healthier lifestyles or ambitious life goals, Europe's legislature has been focusing on the more mundane topic of trade marks.

The European Parliament has recently approved a package of reforms with the proud boast that registering trade marks will become cheaper, quicker and more reliable.