Apps are not new, but the way businesses are monitising them is evolving rapidly, and developing models (including in-app purchase models) bring legal and brand challenges. We look at this, and also take a look at some common themes around financial services regulation which are increasingly relevant to many app models. We also explore common issues to consider when developing apps along with recent development in privacy specific to apps and mobile platforms.
> Making apps pay
> Developing apps
> Apps and privacy
> Using apps for financial and payment services
With 3D printing becoming increasingly accessible to consumers, Download takes a look at the technology. We look at the legal issues and predict how businesses might apply their rights to prevent unauthorised copying of their products but also at how those rights holders may embrace the technology to ensure their share of what it has to offer.
> Prod Designs' industry expert explains what 3D printing is
> What could 3D printing mean for Consumer Products?
> A 3D Printer’s Guide to Intellectual Property Rights
> Challenging CAD file sharing
5 - 6 November 2013
Following on 2012's conference in November, UCL IBIL and Taylor Wessing are delighted to announce this year's follow up event. This two day conference will combine commentary from key industry and legal experts to inform and update on the latest developments in this complex and very topical field. Find out 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.
Niri is head of the UK Intellectual Property and Media & Entertainment groups and is regarded as one of the leading lawyers in the fields of soft IP and media by independent directories.
Tim is senior counsel and head of the firm's Publishing group. Tim's legal expertise combines media, intellectual property and advertising.
Lorna Caddy is a professional support lawyer focussing on media, technology and brands. She edits and regularly contributes to Download.