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. This month, Download spots the trends and looks at potential faux pas when fashion and tech meet.
As 2014 draws to a close, we look ahead at what to expect in 2015. With a new European Commission and a general election coming up in the UK, the political landscape may dictate the progress or otherwise of legislative developments in the media and tech space just as much as technological developments next year. The EU is likely to focus on the single digital economy, spearheading reform of copyright, telecoms and data protection. The influence of technology in all sectors will continue its upward trajectory. FinTech, MedTech and exploitation of data and content are just a few examples of areas bringing huge opportunities as well as legal challenges.
26 February 2015
Modernising Copyright Breakfast Seminar - For our first copyright seminar of the year, we will discuss proposed changes to EU copyright law in 2015 and their implications... 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.