Positive Update on EU Trademark and Industrial Design Rights Post-Brexit

Positive Update on EU Trademark and Industrial Design Rights Post-Brexit
As many are no doubt aware, an updated draft of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community was published last month.The 19 March draft highlights all the points of consensus between the EU and the UK – the continuation of EU-wide IP rights currently effective in Britain being among them. It is now virtually official that all EU trademarks and industrial designs registered before the end of the Brexit transition period will continue to be protected qua ...
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MGA launches guidance on DLT and VC use through sandbox approach.

MGA launches guidance on DLT and VC use through sandbox approach.
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has launched a public consultation document on the use of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and the acceptance of Virtual Currencies (VC) within the remote gaming sector through the implementation of a sandbox approach (test and learn), whilst also drafting guidelines for the adoption of DLT within the industry.The sandbox approach is aimed to commence during the second quarter of 2018 and will last for a period of six months. The MGA will be accepting use of VCs as a means of payment subject to the satisfaction of a number ...
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Silence is Golden: Holding the Breach on Free Speech with Trade Secret Law on the Horizon

Silence is Golden: Holding the Breach on Free Speech with Trade Secret Law on the Horizon
What disappears when you speak its name?A riddle as old as time itself. But, as anyone charged with the keeping of secrets knows; once silence is broken, a great many more things might go the same way.Among those things, there's your intellectual property.This may seem a little counterintuitive. Common sense dictates a good idea must be disclosed to the public one way or another if it is to evolve into a good venture.Indeed, it is generally the case that intellectual property must be declared or expressed publicly before it can even become vested with the law's pr...
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Binance, largest crypto currency exchange announces move to Malta

Binance, largest crypto currency exchange announces move to Malta
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trade value, is to set up offices in Malta as was announced by Chief Executive Officer Zhao Changpeng.The Hong Kong based exchange's intention is to establish a fiat to crypto currency exchange platform in Malta, which will be one of the first exchange platforms to offer such services on the island. Mr. Changpeng expressed his excitement in moving to Malta, hailing it as being a very progressive jurisdiction in the sphere of crypto and fintech, and encouraging other crypto busi...
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Keep Track of the Latest WP29 Guidelines & Opinions Relating to the GDPR by Visiting Mamo TCV’s Dedicated GDPR Microsite

Keep Track of the Latest WP29 Guidelines & Opinions Relating to the GDPR by Visiting Mamo TCV’s Dedicated GDPR Microsite
The GDPR is around the corner. Before May 25th 2018 (the day the GDPR enters into force across the EU, including Malta), you should familiarise yourself not just with the new law itself but also the Article 29 Working Party's authoritative interpretation of various aspects of the GDPR. To date, the WP29 has adopted and published a number of Guidelines and Opinions on various important and 'hot' issues including consent, personal data breach notifications, data processing at work, data protection impact assessments, automated individual decision-making and profilin...
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