We are delighted to be sponsoring the first US-China Entertainment Law Conference on 2 November 2016 at the Loyola Law School, LA, California. This event will bring together senior policymakers, academics, business executives and international practitioners from China and the U.S. to discuss cutting-edge legal issues in the US-China film, television, music and gaming industries.
In this post we examine the issues that can arise when recording smart contracts in an immutable system and raise the need for enhanced due diligence before any transactions are written in “blockchain stone”. “…due diligence will bring together specialized transactional lawyers who can review the terms of a specific deal, software experts who can
On August 12, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed updates to their Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property (Guidelines). The agencies have not been amended the Guidelines since they were originally released in 1995. The revisions do not substantively modify the general principles of the
The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is finally with us. All change. All affected. Now is the time to pay attention. Businesses have two years to prepare for the new GDPR, which will become fully enforceable on 25 May 2018. Our Privacy and Cybersecurity team has issued an up to date practical guide,
Emerging technologies. Rapidly evolving markets. Changing regulatory frameworks. Businesses around the globe are affected by these influences and intellectual property (IP) plays a central role. On 4th November, Hogan Lovells, Santa Clara University’s High Tech Law Institute, and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology are bringing together the IP industry’s thought leaders to discuss
On 24 June 2015, the Ministry of Culture (“MOC”), the top regulator for cultural and artistic affairs in China, issued a notice completely lifting a ban on the production and sale of video game consoles nationwide. To provide further guidance over the content review process as regulated under this notice, MOC in the meantime published
The Spanish Companies Act 1/2010, of 2 July 2010, was amended by Act 31/2014, of 3 December. Among the amendments introduced by the Act, there is one which may be particularly relevant for companies owning Intellectual or Industrial Property rights (e.g. patents, patent applications, know-how, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, etc.), without them even knowing. Pursuant