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13.03.2017

Last Week in Parliament

tl_files/2016/parliament swoosh CP.jpgThis weeks Monitoring Report takes a close look at all Parliamentary activity including the Digital Economy Bill, European Scrutiny Committee: Access to European broadcasting market post-Brexit questioned, Prime Minister in Brussels, EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, Spring Budget and Midlands Engine Strategy.

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08.03.2017

Spring Budget: Special

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer presented the (last ever) Spring Budget today.  Not many surprises and no rabbits out of the hat, but quick summary below:

 

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06.03.2017

David and Goliath - Argos v Argos

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ACID Legal Affiliate, Virtuoso Legal, has won a modern-day David vs Goliath intellectual property case in the High Court, acting for the defendant, Argos Systems Inc (“Argos US”) in a case brought by Argos Limited (“Argos UK”), the well-known UK retailer. This case sets a new precedent in online advertising, particularly those businesses who advertise using Google AdWords or AdSense, as many ACID members will. 

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06.03.2017

Last Week in Parliament


tl_files/2013/May 2013/parliament.jpgThis week started on a sombre note with the death of Labour MP, Sir Gerald Kaufman.  Sir Gerald had been Father of the House since 2015 and an MP since 1970, representing Manchester Ardwick before the constituency was turned into Manchester Gorton.

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27.02.2017

Last Week In Parliament

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This week we have seen the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill go to the House of Lords, Report Stage of the Digital Economy Bill and also two by-elections in heavily contested seats.  

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20.02.2017

Last Week In Parliament

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This week, YouGov released their latest poll, showing that the Conservative Party has a 16 point lead over Labour.  Figures are Conservative (40%, no change), Labour (24%, -2), UKIP (14%, +2), Lib Dem (11%, no change) and Greens (4%, no change).  Labour has also gone down to third place among working class voters. 

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20.02.2017

3D Printing New Crimes: What Police Need to Know

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3D printing has the potential to transform the world by simplifying manufacturing, shortening supply chains, democratizing production, creating jobs, and customizing products to our needs.  But 3D printing also has a dark side.  Guns have already been 3D printed and criminals are using 3D printers to create new forms of crime.

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15.02.2017

ACID Launches An Online Brand Enforcement Service

tl_files/2017/ABE Logo.pngOnline design theft & counterfeiting? Another ACID solution to IP infringement!

Supported by the UK Government and the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), Anti Copying in Design (ACID) forges ahead in its continuing fight against IP infringement with the launch of a cost effective brand enforcement service to help its members fight design theft online. 

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