Background The UK left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020, but effectively continued to be treated as a member of the EU for a transition period of 11 months whilst it set out to negotiate the terms of its future relationship. The transition period ended at...
Trade marks can be a valuable business asset. But what actually do they do? Trade marks are generally used to protect brand names and logos. As part of the application process for your trade mark, you must submit a specification – the goods and services for which you...
A short case study. A manufacturing client inadvertently agreed to supply a space rocket part on the customer’s terms. By agreeing to this, the manufacturer was unknowingly agreeing to accept unlimited financial responsibility for any discrepancies or defects in the...
There are data protection laws that govern how a website operator can collect and use personal information. For example, the law says that individuals must be fully and properly informed about what personal information you are collecting and how it will be used....
The importance of having proper contracts with your designers (or any consultant). The owners of smoothie brand “Innocent” have had to deal with the cancellation of two of their Community Trademarks (effectively “European” trademarks) including the famous halo logo....
We've updated our Q&As about Vaccination and COVID status checks, and the data protection issues involved.
You can find comprehensive answers and advice here: https://ico.org.uk/global/data-protection-and-coronavirus-information-hub/coronavirus-recovery-data-protection-advice-for-organisations/vaccination-and-covid-status-checks/
NEW: We have launched an investigation into the use of private correspondence channels at the Department of Health and Social Care.
Read Elizabeth Denham’s blog for more: https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2021/07/ico-launches-investigation-into-the-use-of-private-correspondence-channels/
NEW: The EU Commission has announced today that adequacy decisions for the UK have been approved.
Read Elizabeth Denham's statement on the announcement here: https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2021/06/ico-statement-in-response-to-the-eu-commission-s-announcement-on-the-approval-of-the-uk-s-adequacy/
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