Tax

Reform of Patent Box regime on its way

The UK and German governments have agreed a joint proposal which may result in the abolition of the UK's Patent Box regime in its current form. The main theme of the proposal is that preferential tax regimes for intellectual property (IP) should require substantial economic activities to be undertaken in the jurisdiction offering the tax break, by requiring tax benefits to be connected directly to expenditure incurred in the jurisdiction on research & development (R&D) in developing the patent or product.

Employment

New guidance on BYOD

Recent technological advances in mobile devices coupled with trends towards more remote and flexible working arrangements mean that the practice of "bring your own device" ("BYOD") has become an important feature of many modern businesses.  However, the use of personal devices in the business sphere raises some interesting legal and practical issues for organisations to consider.

Media

Olswang Germany Media Newsletter November 2014

This is our monthly Media Newsletter produced by our German office. It covers the latest legal and regulatory developments in the media sector across both Germany and Europe.