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iTech October 2010
In this month’s edition the iTech team look at how the makers of Farmville are being sued for privacy breaches and report on Nike’s attempt to patent Marty McFly style trainers. We also look at the new European legislation which means that bills must be paid within 30 days and report on why a website which criticised Ryanair was forced to transfer the domain name to the airline.
iTech September 2010
In this month’s edition the iTech team look at high profile technology cases involving amongst others the BBC, Google, Facebook and Stella McCartney. We also report on the UK’s historic copyright agreement with China and how Lego’s trade mark bid hit a brick wall.
iTech August 2010
In this month’s edition the iTech team look at new laws in Germany to prevent employers “Facebooking” prospective employees and how Zurich was fined £2.3m for data protection breaches. We also report on the battle for the BioShock domain name and how two American companies breached Umbro licences. Finally we look at why it is important to send promotional emails to only those who wish to receive them.
iTech July 2010
In this month’s edition the iTech team report on why eBay are being sued for $11.4 billion and why Orange have been made to pull a ‘misleading’ advert. We also report on guidance given by the FSA and the ICO to enable companies and directors to comply with their data protection and competition obligations and also look at the decision by the FSA to declare “read and understood” clauses unfair.
iTech June 2010
In this month’s edition, the iTech team report on Costa’s comparative advertising victory over Starbucks and how Loaded magazine won a privacy case over pictures uploaded to Bebo. We also report on how it is now possible to register patents faster and how it is crucial to update your terms and conditions to ensure that they reflect your actual sales practices and procedures. Finally we look at the case in America where an individual was held liable for defamtory content contained in an email he forwarded to friends.
iTech May 2010
In this month’s edition, the iTech team report on the victory for the Premier League in its fixture copyright battle and how blog owners can be liable for user posts on their blogs. We also report how European legislation has increased powers for manufacturers selling online and how the European courts confirmed that retailers cannot charge customers for delivery charges when they return their goods. Finally we look at the historic launch of non-Latin character web addresses and how eBay are suing a British man for “shill bidding”.
iTech April 2010
In this month’s edition, the iTech team report on the controversial passing of the Digital Economy Bill and how Amazon’s on-click system was granted patent protection. We also look at Google’s trade mark battle with Louis Vuitton, the dispute raging over the Sugababes name and highlight the importance of getting your commercial contracts signed.
iTech February 2010
In this month’s edition, the iTech team report on the conviction of three Google executives for breaching Italian privacy law and the IP battle engulfing the hit Twilight series. We also look at the latest advice given by the ASA for online retailers, the ongoing conflict between Nokia and Apple and the recent decision of the Court of Appeal relating to the location of online servers.
iTech January 2010
In this month’s edition, the iTech team report on Kodak’s patent battle with the makers of the iPhone and Blackberry and the result of the first online file-sharing trial in the UK. We also look at Marvel’s battle to keep its comic book heros, how the UK refused to enforce a $20 million dollar Star Wars copyright infringement case and report on a case highlighting the importance of having watertight software development agreements in place.