17 Apr 2019

We hope you have had a good start to 2019 and are looking forward to the Easter break and the nice run of bank holidays.

In the Spring edition of the Commercial and Technology E-News, we are introducing our new “101 Series” with some top tips and tricks and easy to understand information about the ‘Internet of Things’ – what it is and what the new regulations around IoT actually mean.

Our headline article looks into influencers, hashtags, Instagram models and the associated risks which they all now face. With the viral documentary about Fyre festival, it has brought Instagram influencers and their global reach into the line of sight of the regulators. Robyn Le Friec looks into what and why influencers now have to put on their posts.

We then fly off to our colleagues in Singapore and look at a questions we regularly get asked “How do I protect my IP in Singapore”. Jasmine looks at what you can do to protect your IP – and the answer isn’t always a patent!

Next, we explore the gang database breach by a London council, what happened, how it happened and the fine which the ICO imposed onto the council and what you can learn from the breach.

Finally, we look at five steps all businesses can take to minimise the cost of intellectual property protection, which can be expensive, to help you to make the most of your valuable intellectual property rights.

We hope you enjoy this edition. Do contact me or the authors of the articles if you would like further information.

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