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Providing insight, guidance and debate on key developments in the media and technology sectors, and the legal implications for businesses.

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Globalisation
Globalisation

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.

Intellectual Property Rights and emerging technologies
Intellectual Property Rights and emerging technologies

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.