Intellectual Property & Data Protection 2013: Legal developments you need to know about
21 January 2013
Mayer Brown Legal Update
This is a short guide to some of the key legal developments for intellectual property and data protection in 2013.
The developments include proposed changes to copyright law following consultation in 2012, new copyright exceptions, extension of copyright protection for sound recordings, new remedies for UK-registered design owners against innocent infringement, progress of the EU unitary patent package, the UK Patent Box and R&D tax credit coming into effect, the introduction of binding corporate rules for data processors and progress of the proposed new EU Regulation on data protection.