There is huge potential for consumer and commercial Unmanned Aerial Devices (UADs), more commonly known as drones, but only if business models can be practical, legally compliant and safe. There are concerns that current laws cannot adequately deal with challenges posed by widespread use of UADs. If the legal environment becomes too restrictive, the predictions for the growth of UADs in our lives start to look over-optimistic. On the other hand, if it is too relaxed or fails properly to address the risks of using UADs, the consequences of abuse or misuse could be extremely serious. This month, Download looks at the key legal issues around UADs.
These days, geek is chic; fashion and tech are no longer worlds apart. Wearables are progressing from gimmick to fashion essential and technological developments like 3D printing are inspiring designers. Just as important are the growing ability to harness data for marketing and brand development purposes and the ever expanding retail avenues technology provides through e-commerce, social media and beacon technology. Download spots the trends and looks at potential faux pas when fashion and tech meet.
13 May 2015
Consumer Rights Act 2015 - Major overhaul of consumer protection law - The new Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) is expected to come into force on 1 October 2015. We are holding a breakfast seminar at which we will be running through practical case studies highlighting the impact of the changes.... More
Graham is a partner in the Technology team. Graham previously worked in the software industry and was head of legal at a mobile Internet business.
Mark is partner in our Trade Mark, Copyright and Media Group, and is a leading specialist in intellectual property and information law.