Shaper: Will Beckett

Will Beckett went into business with his school-friend Huw Gott in 2003, when they opened The Redchurch, a late night bar in Shoreditch.  [...]

Read More...

Jazz Shapers - 2 days ago

Shaper: Kevin O’Sullivan

Kevin O’Sullivan – Founder & CEO Kevin is the architect of the technology solutions being offered today by Open Destinations. He set up the company in 1999 and built it to be one of the leading travel technology companies focused on Tour Operators in the world. The company is still privately owned and has over [...]

Read More...

Jazz Shapers - 1 week ago

Shaper: Alex Chesterman OBE

Alex Chesterman is one of the UK’s leading digital entrepreneurs. Currently he is the Founder & CEO of Cazoo, a new venture aimed at transforming the used car market in the UK. Previously Alex was the Founder & CEO of ZPG Plc, which owns some of the UK’s best-known digital brands including Zoopla, uSwitch, Prime Location [...]

Read More...

Jazz Shapers - 2 weeks ago

Shaper: Joana De Noronha

Joana De Noronha is Co-Founder, Partner and Commercial Director at fashion brand Borgo De Nor. Thirteen years ago Joana worked for the Belgium fashion designer, Diane Von Furstenberg, where she says with no fashion experience and no knowledge of fashion ‘my boss to be still thought I was worth a try’. She became their international sales [...]

Read More...

Jazz Shapers - 3 weeks ago

Blockchain implementation: slow but real

Earlier this month, Citigroup boss Mike Corbat, who oversees one of the world’s biggest banks, adopted a cautious tone when asked about blockchain technology path to mainstream adoption.  Corbat was quoted as saying that, “the expectations and the pace of implementation far exceed…what’s there.” The mainstream media jumped on Corbat’s comments and, not for the first [...]

Read More...

Blockchain, Corporate, Technology - 4 weeks ago

Further guidance on data transfers in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Following guidance issued by issued by DCMS and the ICO at the end of last year (discussed in our bulletin), the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published its own information notice on data transfers from the EEA to the UK post-Brexit in the event of a no-deal.  The notice confirms that, after 29 March 2019, if the [...]

Read More...

Data - 4 weeks ago

Shaper: Gilles Peterson

Best known as a radio presenter on Saturday afternoons on BBC 6Music and as an international club DJ, Gilles Peterson is also an avid record collector, a curator, a music producer and record label boss. Every year he puts on two large events – the Worldwide Awards in London which are his annual showcase of [...]

Read More...

Jazz Shapers - 4 weeks ago

A new UK defence to patent infringement? Not quite yet…

In a recent decision in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (Technetix B.V. v Teleste Limited), HHJ Hacon might have opened the door to a new so-called ‘Formstein‘ defence to patent infringement. Admittedly, the judge’s comments were obiter dicta (comments of a non-binding nature) – since the patent in suit was held invalid for want of both novelty [...]

Read More...

Intellectual Property, Technology - 1 month ago

Brexit: short term certainty for immigration rights of EEA nationals beyond 29 March

Amidst the seemingly endless chaos and uncertainty surrounding  Brexit negotiations, votes and pledges on everything from free market access to customs unions, to trade deals, Irish border back-stops and bar room banter in Brussels… there is now some short term certainty about the rights of the 3.5 million EEA nationals living and working in the [...]

Read More...

Immigration - 1 month ago

Shaper: Henry Dimbleby MBE

Henry Dimbleby MBE is the co-founder and former CEO of Leon. In his career, Henry has been a Commis Chef under Michelin-starred Bruno Loubet, a Non-Exec Board member at DEFRA, a co-founder of London Union and was commissioned by the Government to review school meals in the UK – which in 2013 lead to his [...]

Read More...

Jazz Shapers - 1 month ago

Regulatory cooperation and information sharing

News that a former director has been banned by the Insolvency Service from acting for a period of four years is a timely reminder that regulators working together can draw from a pool of sanctions to penalise offending individuals. Keith Nicholas Hancock, of Manchester, was sole director of “Lad Media Limited”, a lead generation and data brokerage [...]

Read More...

Data, Dispute Resolution - 1 month ago

Brexit and Designs: Government plans for a ‘supplementary unregistered design right’

With just over a month to go, the government has published in draft The Designs and International Trade Marks (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. One of the more difficult Brexit issues for IP rights is the treatment of unregistered design rights which are, of course, extremely valuable rights in a number of design-led industries. The [...]

Read More...

Intellectual Property - 1 month ago
Interviews
Jazz Shapers is in association with Jazz FM, which broadcasts every Saturday at 9am.