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IT & Internet

April 03 2018
Andrew S Koelz Despite growing value of bitcoin, retailers and merchants take cautious approach

USA - Hunton & Williams LLP

Bitcoin has received considerable media attention in recent months as its value soared to $20,000 in December 2017, then retreated to around $9,000 in February 2018. While some investors embrace bitcoin, many members of the general public struggle to understand it. Despite the interest in cryptocurrency by investors, very few retailers and merchants accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment. Retailers and merchants appear to be taking a cautious approach.

Authors: Andrew S Koelz, Matthew J Calvert
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Recent updates

Felicity Monteiro Major changes to privacy laws: implications for New Zealand businesses

New Zealand - Wilson Harle

Authors: Felicity Monteiro, Sam Holden
Joseph Fitzgerald Compensation claims under GDPR – an overview of the brewing storm

United Kingdom - DAC Beachcroft

Authors: Joseph Fitzgerald, Hans Allnutt
Jelena Zjacic GDPR implementation grows nearer: will Croatia be ready?

Croatia - Macesic & Partners

Authors: Jelena Zjacic, Miran Maćešić
Phyllis H Marcus FTC settles first children's privacy case involving connected toys

USA - Hunton & Williams LLP

Author: Phyllis H Marcus

Upcoming events

IBA 8th World Women Lawyers’ Conference – From Courtroom to Boardroom: The Impact of Women

April 12-13 2018 – London, England

Following the success of the seventh World Women Lawyers’ Conference, this year’s event will once again bring together some of the world’s leading practitioners to participate in sessions on recent legal topics and offer attendees an excellent opportunity to network and exchange experiences. The eighth annual award for the Outstanding International Women Lawyer will also be presented during the event.

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ABA Section of International Law 2018 Annual Conference

April 17-21 – New York City

We look forward to welcoming you in New York for the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law’s 2018 Annual Conference, to be held at the Grand Hyatt New York. The theme of the conference is “At the Crossroads: The Fusion of Private and Public International Law”. This multi-day event will provide a one-stop shop where you can get your Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, partake in exceptional networking opportunities with expert professionals and listen to keynote addresses from our outstanding luncheon speakers. The conference will kick off on Tuesday, April 17 with a day of skills programmes. Our reception venues include The Rainbow Room and Bryant Park Grill. The Annual Conference is a ‘must-attend’ meeting for lawyers with a practice or interest in international legal issues. The Annual Conference is a “must-attend” meeting for lawyers with a practice or interest in international legal issues.

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IPBC Shenzhen 2018

April 20 2018 – Shenzhen, China

Following the great success of recent local-level IPBC events, IAM is pleased to announce the newest in our regional series: IPBC Shenzhen. As China’s powerhouse for industrial, R&D and commercial activity, the sheer concentration of leading IP-owning companies makes Shenzhen the perfect location for our targeted 2018 China event. IPBC Shenzhen will tackle the IP policy developments, market trends and commercial pressures affecting businesses operating in China and those Chinese companies looking to expand their operations overseas. With a dynamic audience of 200+ senior IP executives from leading domestic and international companies, IPBC Shenzhen will offer an unparalleled opportunity for learning, networking and deal making.

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IPBC Taiwan 2018

April 17 2018– Taipei, Taiwan

Building on the success of the inaugural 2016 event, and following the exceptionally positive market feedback we received from local delegates, IAM will return to Taipei in April 2018 for the second biannual IPBC Taiwan. Over 240 senior IP executives attended the sell-out 2016 event with the focus on senior representatives from major IP-owning Taiwanese corporates and their counterparts from across Asia, North America and Europe – providing a fantastic networking opportunity.

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Strategies for finding patent licensing partners

April 25 2018, 16:00 BST – online webinar

How do you find perfect licensees for your patent-protected technologies? Word of mouth? Industry contacts? External consultancies? In a world full of work-enhancing technologies, there's got to be a better way. Join PatSnap's webinar to learn what data is available today to help you find the best licensees, how to find novel applications of technologies like yours, what tools are available to help you analyse licensing data and draw actionable insight from it to develop strategies, and more.

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IPBC Korea 2018

April 26 2018 – Seoul, Korea

Entering its third year, IAM is pleased to be returning to the JW Marriott Dongdaemun, Seoul, for the third IPBC Korea which has firmly established itself as the leading international IP value creation forum in the jurisdiction. As in previous years the majority of the event’s 225+ delegates will be senior IP executives from leading local corporates from across the Korean corporate landscape and the event offers an unparalleled opportunity to meet and network with this influential audience.

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Auto IP USA 2018

May 8 2018 – Detroit, USA

After last year’s sell-out event, IAM’s third annual Auto IP USA returns to Motor City and will bring together the leading IP experts from key players across the automotive industry at a time when patents, litigation, licensing, brand protection and collaboration are key, not just for IP strategies but also for corporate success.

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Auto IP Europe 2018

May 17 2018 – Munich, Germany

The automotive market is a landscape of unabating change and intellectual property is quickly moving up the corporate agenda. Now more than ever before, patenting, brand protection, litigation, licensing and collaboration are vital not just for IP strategies, but for success. Building on two years of success in Detroit, IAM’s inaugural Auto IP Europe will offer IP professionals in the automotive industry a unique platform on which to learn, share best practice and discuss the latest strategies to exploit and protect their intellectual property and maintain a competitive advantage.

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IPBC Global 2018

June 10-12 2018 – San Francisco, United States

IAM’s 11th annual IPBC Global offers an unrivalled opportunity to put yourself at the heart of discussions involving those who make the world’s IP weather. Featuring top-level IP business experts, the programme will provide a detailed overview of the developing global IP landscape, explore the implications of recent events, focus on emerging business models and review best-practice value creation strategies. It is the one IP event that you cannot afford to miss.

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