EU Copyright Reform – Where Are We Now?
December 7, 2016

In May 2015, the European Commission published a Digital Single Market Strategy (“DSM”). Modifying copyright rules to reflect new technologies and to make the rules simpler and clearer has been one of the Commission’s key efforts in the 16 initiatives it has set under the DSM. The main components of the copyright reform have been […]

IP Advice in Garage Overalls
December 2, 2016

We spent the November-December shift spreading the joyful message of the importance of IP to start-ups at the Helsinki Slush conference. Hannes Snellman also co-hosted a Slush related event called IPR Garage with amongst others, IPR University Center. Dressed up in yellow garage overalls we gave Start-ups and investors hands-on IP advice. The significance of […]

The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) recently ruled that the tax losses of the Finnish branch of a UK bank will not be transferred in the merger of the UK bank into its UK sister bank. Had it been a Finnish subsidiary, this would not have been an issue at all. As a legal merger is a […]