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27 May: Negotiating Intellectual Property Licenses with University Technology Transfer Offices

Navigating the landscape of intellectual property (IP) licenses can be complex, particularly when dealing with university technology transfer offices. These offices manage the commercialization of innovations developed within academic institutions. Securing a license from a university technology transfer office requires a strategic approach and a understanding of the process. Here are some key considerations and steps to successfully negotiate an IP license.

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24 Apr: Evaluating Supplier Performance in Outsourcing

Outsourcing key business operations can be a strategic decision for companies aiming to improve services, reduce expenses, or expand their capabilities. However, the success of outsourcing depends heavily on the performance of the supplier. Establishing clear service requirements and effectively assessing a supplier’s performance ensures that a company receives the anticipated value from the outsourcing arrangement and strengthens the partnership between the client and the supplier. Here’s how a company can effectively evaluate supplier performance in an outsourcing agreement.

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07 Mar: Navigating the Legal Dynamics of Outsourcing: Insights for Customers and Service Providers

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, outsourcing has become a pivotal strategy for companies aiming to boost efficiency and trim expenses. However, navigating the legal complexities of outsourcing agreements requires careful consideration from both customers and service providers. Here are some of the intricacies and key legal issues to be addressed for an effective outsourcing relationship.

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10 Nov: Understanding the Implications of the New UK’s Online Safety Act

In the ever-evolving digital landscape, where the complexities of internet use have never been greater, the introduction of the Online Safety Act marks a milestone in the regulation of online conduct and the protection of users in the United Kingdom (UK). This article aims to provide a overview of the Online Safety Act, its key provisions, and the implications for affected businesses.

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26 Oct: Limiting Software Reselling: Geography, Field of Use, and Beyond

When offering their software, vendors often seek to establish partnerships to extend their reach, tap into new markets, and leverage the strengths of other organizations in different territories or markets. Yet, while these partnerships can be mutually beneficial, vendors may wish to limit the scope of their software reselling for various reasons. These reasons can range from avoiding market saturation to ensuring the proper representation of their brand in specific territories.

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16 Oct: Navigating the EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA): A Guide for US Companies

The way businesses connect with customers has changed a lot in the digital age, offering new opportunities but also presenting new risks. To address this evolving landscape, the European Union (EU) has introduced the Digital Services Act (DSA), a pioneering regulatory framework aimed at governing digital platforms and services while establishing new rules to regulate these service providers.

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18 Sep: Online Marketplaces and the Digital Services Act: Understanding Trader Traceability

The European Union (EU) has taken a significant step forward in regulating online marketplaces with the new Digital Services Act, a pioneering piece of legislation that introduces various requirements for online platforms and other online service providers. One of the key provisions affecting online marketplaces is the “Traceability of Traders”, which aims to enhance transparency and accountability in the digital marketplace.

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28 Aug: Digital Services Act (DSA) Compliance in Action: Insights from Leading Online Platforms

The European Union’s Digital Services Act (DSA) has ushered in a new era of online content regulation, aiming to create a more legally harmonized framework across the EU. It affects online intermediaries who offer their services (goods, content or services) on the European market, from e-commerce marketplaces and app stores to video-sharing platforms and search engines.

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15 May: Federal Council aims to regulate large communication platforms in Switzerland

The Federal Swiss Council has recently announced it is considering enacting new laws to regulate large platforms, including search engines (e.g. Google), social networking platforms (e.g. Facebook), multimedia platforms (e.g. YouTube) and microblogging services (e.g. Twitter), which could have far-reaching implications for the tech industry and digital communication. The move comes in response to growing concerns about the potential misuse of these platforms, particularly in terms of hate speech, fake news, and other harmful content.

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01 Aug: Legal aspects of gift cards explained for online businesses

Offering gift cards to your consumers can be a great strategy to bring in money. But, if your business sells gift cards to consumers based in the European Union (EU), there are some specific rules you need to follow. So, to help you better understand this thriving market and seize the opportunities for your business while reducing the risks, we’ve compiled the key questions surrounding the implementation of gift cards…

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15 Jun: France’s Implementation of the Omnibus Directive – Three Key Things e-Commerce Businesses Should Know

If you are involved in e-Commerce in the EU, you have probably heard of the Omnibus Directive, which came into force on 7 January 2020. A “New Deal for eConsumers” the Omnibus Directive focuses on protection for e-Commerce consumers that was not covered in the earlier EU package of legislation on consumer protection.

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16 Feb: Copyright: Public Domain

A work – like a book, a song or a film – is in the public domain when there is no copyright attached to it. This means that you can re-use that work for free, without the need to ask for permission from anyone: you can just copy it and use it. When copyright in a work comes to an end, the work is said to enter the public domain. In many countries, such as the UK, this generally happens 70 years after the last creator’s death, bearing in mind that a work may have several creators.