Industry Sector Insight

Views, market intelligence and trends in our industry sectors

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. 

11 November 2014

Real Estate

No abuse of process

Borrower fails to prove lender's possession proceedings were for improper purposes.

10 November 2014

Real Estate

Taxing Matter

A sale contract must clearly state if VAT is payable on the price.



10 November 2014

Real Estate

Rates exposure

A landlord was liable for rates following tenant disclaimer.


 

10 November 2014

Real Estate

No Guarantee

Registration at the Land Registry does not always guarantee a person's title.


10 November 2014

Real Estate

Ratings Defeat

The courts are likely to be strict in determining whether a ratepayer qualifies for an exemption from paying unoccupied rates.


 

10 November 2014

Gambling

British Gambling Commission changes position on advertising offences

British sports clubs and the gambling operators who target markets outside Great Britain by sponsoring them will welcome the Gambling Commission's amended position on whether or not operators not licensed by the Commission can advertise their facilities here.

05 November 2014

Gambling advertising

Advertising Standards Authority publishes gambling advertising review findings

At the end of October, the Advertising Standards Authority (the "ASA") published the findings of its review of gambling advertising. The review forms part of the wider consultation into gambling advertising instigated by DCMS in April 2014. The ASA's review concluded that the general public are largely satisfied with the way gambling advertisements are regulated and the ASA's decision making in handling complaints has been in line with public opinion. It did, however, identify certain areas as requiring further consideration.

05 November 2014

Wearables: tech is the new black

Technology

Wearables: tech is the new black

Although in its infancy, wearable technology is a rapidly growing area of innovation. As the wearable tech sector grows, it promises to revolutionise marketing, retail, fitness and healthcare. What can we expect from wearable tech next?

31 October 2014

Data Protection

The Olswang Cyber Alert October 2014

Welcome to the second edition of Olswang's Cyber Alert, a regular round up of regulation, best practice and news from our international cyber breach and crisis management team.

23 October 2014

Patents

Patent Marking

Some countries, including the UK and the USA, have provisions that restrict the recovery of damages from an infringer of a patent if the infringer can show that they were unaware of the existence of the patent. While these provisions can be difficult for larger companies with their own R&D departments to rely on, some smaller entities may be able to make use of this defence.

22 October 2014

Disrupt, Influence: Annual Review 2015

Disrupt, Influence: Annual Review 2015

Our clients are disrupting and influencing the world's fastest-growing sectors. We are proud to be their partner, say CEO Michael Burdon and Chairman Dirk Van Liedekerke.

16 October 2014

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