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  1. Legal news
    11 October 2018
    Copyright: communication to the public
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/copyright-communication-to-the-public

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that the concept of communication to the public in Article 3(1) of the Copyright Directive (2001/29/EC) (Article 3(1)) covered the posting on one website of an unauthorised ...

  2. Legal news
    11 October 2018
    Patents: whether royalties payable under patent licence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/patents-whether-royalties-payable-under-patent-licence

    The High Court has construed a patent using US legal rules and held that, since the licensed product did not infringe the patent, no royalties were payable.

  3. Legal news
    29 October 2018
    Privy Council reinstates first instance decision in the Bahamas on manufacturer's liability following aircraft accident
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/privy-council-reinstates-first-instance-decision-in-the-bahamas-on-manufactures-liability

    The Privy Council in the UK has recently declined to uphold a successful appeal to the court of appeal of the Bahamas in a case arising from an accident to a turbo prop airliner arising from a shortcoming in the landing ...

  4. Legal news
    29 October 2018
    Facebook - Cambridge Analytica monetary penalty
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/facebook-cambridge-analytica-monetary-penalty

    The UK Information Commissioner has imposed a monetary penalty of £500,000 on Facebook Ireland Ltd and Facebook Inc. as part of her Office's investigation into Cambridge Analytica.

  5. Legal news
    13 November 2018
    The "Tidal wave" of data protection-related class actions: Why we're not drowning just yet...
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/tidal-wave-of-data-protection-related-cases

    Prior to the GDPR's entry into force in May this year, much was being said about the "inevitable" deluge of class actions likely to flood the UK court system as a result.

  6. Legal news
    27 April 2018
    Evidencing the right to work: Lessons from the 'Windrush' scandal
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/evidencing-the-right-to-work-lessons-from-the-windrush-scandal

    The recent Windrush scandal highlights the complexities involved with enforcing immigration compliance across a diverse population. Unfortunately there is no "one size fits all" approach to confirming whether an ...

  7. Legal news
    02 May 2018
    Choosing not to choose – the procurement loophole that threatens G-Cloud?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/choosing-not-to-choose-the-procurement-loophole-that-threatens-g-cloud

    In a recent European decision the court expanded further the relatively new line of case law that allows authorities to avoid a public procurement process if they are not 'choosing' those to be awarded the contract.

  8. Legal news
    23 October 2018
    Appeal decision in Unwired Planet
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/appeal-decision-in-unwired-planet

    The Court of Appeal judgment in the Unwired Planet v Huawei case has been handed down this morning (23 October 2018). We previously reported on the first instance judgment from April 2017 and the subsequent decision ...

  9. Legal news
    18 October 2018
    Investment Treaty Arbitration: Mitigating risk and protecting cross-border deals
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/investment-treaty-arbitration

    In this Guide, we consider the legal protection offered by investment treaties, as well as the investors and investments they may cover.

  10. Legal news
    14 May 2018
    Patents: insufficiency
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/patents-insufficiency

    The Court of Appeal has held that two patents for the production of human antibodies using transgenic mice were not invalid for insufficiency.