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20 th July – The ICO have issued their annual report for 2017- 2018.  It reveals that there has been increased public awareness of privacy and information rights, mainly due to new laws and high profile investigations. A summary can be found here https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2018/07/annual-report-2017-18/ and the report itself can be viewed here: https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/our-information/annual-reports/ 18 th July – The Independent inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has been fined £200,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office after sending a bulk email that identified potential victims of child sexual abuse. The Inquiry did not keep confidential and sensitive personal information secure which is...
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Career move? Marketing Yourself

This is a guest blog written by Sandy Cullen, a career and communications coach   If, for whatever reason, you’re looking for a new role, or are simply keen to change direction, then you should start to think of it as a marketing exercise. But here you are the product; the (potential) employer is the customer.If, for whatever reason, you’re looking for a new role, or are simply keen to change direction, then you should start to think of it as a marketing exercise. But here you are the product; the (potential) employer is the customer. You need to sell...
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Trademarks & how we can help

As the trade mark consultant within the IP, Data & Contracts team of MBM Commercial, I assist clients with protection and management of trade mark portfolios spanning jurisdictions throughout the world. When a new trade mark is being considered, this is a key stage in the trade mark protection process. When you have invested in developing a new product or service offering, it is strongly recommended that you protect this investment as comprehensively as possible by registering your brand as a trade mark. Ideally, the earlier we are involved in devising, protecting and launching the new mark, the more we...
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iDeals update July 2018

2018 has been a very busy year for MBM with a significant number of deals being completed for clients.   In addition to the many investment and company sale deals that we regularly work on it is worth noting that in recent months we have been involved in a range of high profile university ‘spin-out’ deals, the formation of a new hospitality focussed VC fund, several acquisition deals and an increasing number of larger VCT investment and international deals. We can’t list all of the deals we have been involved with since our last iDeals update in December 2017 but some...
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Getting to grips with GDPR

The 25 th May 2018 will be forever etched in the minds of many people, following the myriad of emails they received in the weeks leading up to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), reminding them of this important date. Now that it has passed and the GDPR is in force, the way that data protection is regulated across Europe and beyond has changed, affecting both EU citizens who it is designed to protect and organisations required to comply with its terms. For some, the “big day” was perhaps a little anticlimactic. Teams of regulators did not...
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