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MBM Commercial enters strategic partnership for patent attorney consultants

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  MBM Commercial is delighted to welcome two new European patent attorney consultants to the team as part of a strategic partnership with entrepreneurial patent attorney firm, Ellis IP. Dr. Michael Ellis and Dr. Claudia Duffy are experienced European patent attorneys with a focus on advising entrepreneurial businesses throughout the UK. MBM Commercial has a strong reputation as a leading legal adviser throughout the UK to investors and high growth technology companies and this strategic partnership expands the firm’s intellectual property and corporate finance capability.  Working alongside the firm’s IP, Data & Contracts Team and its Corporate Team, the patent...
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The view from London

We live in strange times.  Perhaps it is a product of our Britishness that we appear to have our heads firmly in the sand about the impending departure from the European Union.  Some people still think that Brexit will not happen; some have accepted (or embraced) the fact that we are leaving the EU, but many of them have seen that the world has continued much the same since the referendum.  They don’t seem to have grasped that triggering Article 50 is only the prelude.  Brexit is what is going to happen in March 2019.  Ready or not. We are...
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Unconscious Bias: Check Yourself

You’re interviewing candidates for a new job. Three interview well but you finally settle on the person you think is most suited for the job: James. But looking a little closer - why do you think that person is best for the job? Is it a coincidence that you and James have the same educational background, or that you both support the same sports team? What about the fact that James was the only male candidate and the rest of the office is predominantly men – were you unconsciously seeing his gender as part of the reason he ‘suited’ the...
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Private Residential Tenancies Have Replaced Assured & Short Assured Tenancies

The 1 st December 2017 saw a shift from Assured and Short Assured tenancies to Private Residential Tenancies (PRTs), a new style providing benefits and securities for both landlords and tenants. As a landlord, there are various significant changes under the new tenancy you must be aware of: Term of Tenancy There are no fixed-terms. PRTs have no end date which means landlords cannot ask tenants to vacate a property simply because a certain time period has expired. Secondly, there is no minimum period of rental, meaning tenants can leave whenever they please, so long as they provide the landlord...
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Automated Decision Making and Data Protection – when can you use it?

With more and more of our day to day life happening in an online environment, many decisions are inevitably made by computers, with no human involvement – a process called automated decision-making.  Organisations use technology, including algorithms and machine-learning, to collect and analyse a range of personal data about an individual – from their buying habits to lifestyle data, from social network data to mobile phone data.  Automated individual decision-making is frequently used for the purposes of profiling. Profiling is defined by the GDPR as: “ Any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal...
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