Globalisation, considered by many to be an unstoppable force, has become a highly politically charged concept in recent times. The tension between the drive to exploit opportunities globally and to look after the national interest is becoming increasingly stretched. This month Download considers the viability of some of the legal frameworks which govern global trade in today's changing environment, including competition, IPRs, and WTO terms, particularly in the context of Brexit.
While it is a frequently repeated mantra that the law struggles to keep up with technological developments, it can actually serve to foster rather than hinder innovation. As our articles this month show, the existing framework of intellectual property rights can do much to protect rights holders from threats created by new technologies like 3D printing. In many cases, these disruptive technologies create opportunities for rights holders and even, as with blockchain, make IPRs easier to record and enforce.
5 April 2017
WEBINAR: Brexit - how should my business prepare?
Taylor Wessing’s team of leading experts provide guidance to both internationally and UK-headquartered businesses. Tim Strong, Sian Skelton, Mark Owen, Jonathan Rogers, James Stewart and Vikki Wiberg will discuss employment law, immigration, intellectual property, data privacy, commercial and contract, financial services and tax issues....read more