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European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020: implementing the EU/UK deal -

Christopher Muttukumaru CB, chair of FIDE’s International Academic Council, argues that the speed of the UK’s domestic implementation of the new EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement has inevitably...

Artificial Intelligence and Data-Led Revolution of Copyright and Its Wider Implications -

We publish the video of the 8th edition of the #GlobalDigitalEncounters on Artificial Intelligence and Data-Led Revolution of Copyright and Its Wider Implications, with Professor Christophe Geiger,...

A hard Brexit and an ever closer non-union – Part 2, Geography, values and necessity must come to the rescue -

The UK’s engagement with Europe is driven as much by geography, values and necessity as by the inclinations of any particular government or the contents of any particular treaty relationship. The...

A hard Brexit and an ever closer non-union - Part 1, Summary -

In the short term the expectation is of confusion and disruption on both sides of the Channel. The deal provides only a shadow of the economic benefits that continued EU membership would have...

Fide’s International Academic Council: The road ahead -

We invite you to stay updated and participate on the developments of Fide’s International Academic Council, and the future activities and ideas it puts forward. Spain’s FIDE Fundacion is leading...

Six weeks to go : a EU/UK Brexit deal and subsequent steps towards ratification and implementation into national law -

If an EU/UK agreement is soon concluded at a political level, that could be a prelude to an equally turbulent period in December. Christopher Muttukumaru writes that, if an EU/UK partnership...

Trademarks as a business tool towards a new rebound - GDE 6 -

What role will trademarks play as business tools towards a new rebound, in an evolving business and social format that's being transformed by the COVID-19 crisis? Learn the conclusions reached by...

Hong Kong and the New Opium War -

Today, Hong Kong is once again the scene where the great powers settle their trade struggles In the 19th century, Hong Kong was one of the theaters that framed the Opium Wars (1839-1860), a conflict...

COVID-19 and the relentless harms of Australia’s punitive immigration detention regime -

Despite the Australian Government’s willingness to follow the advice of public health experts in relation to the broader community, it has not heeded expert recommendations regarding this group of...

Is the UK Government serious about breaking international law, and risking a trade war with the EU? The UK’s mixed messaging probably amounts to a U-turn. -

Is the UK Government is risking a trade war with the EU by breaking its commitments on Northern Ireland? What are the options open to the EU in international law if the UK breaks the Withdrawal...

Europe’s wicked legitimacy crisis: the case of refugees -

The EU is facing what can be termed a wicked legitimacy crisis in its response to the asylum crisis in Europe. The crisis brings to the fore many inherent tensions of the EU which cannot be easily...

The UK prepares to breach its International Law obligations under the UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement. -

The UK Government is prepared to act in breach of International Law. It has introduced into the UK Parliament a bill which will give UK Ministers power to make secondary legislation in flagrant...

The three main social, legal and economic models of AI: is there room for marriage? -

Given the institutional relations that Fide maintains, we have organized this panel which was held at ECAI2020 on Sunday 30th August at 15:30pm (CEST), to discuss The three main social, legal and...

Now available online! Encounter 4: IP Arbitration In A Digitally Enhanced World -

If you missed the 4th Global Digital Encounter: IP Arbitration In A Digitally Enhanced World., which took place yesterday, July 22nd at 4pm Madrid Time, you may now watch it online! The 4th...

Oxford Congress Conclusion Document: 'AI, Big Data and the Digital Economy: Challenges and Opportunities' -

We are eager to present the conclusion document of the Congress 'AI, Big Data and the Digital Economy: Challenges and Opportunities' which took place at Oxford College last September of 2019. The...

Whatever is necessary… will be done” - Time for a Less One-Sighted View on Solidarity in Europe in the Shades of Covid-19 -

Solidarity – and the claimed lack thereof - has become one of the most profound themes presently discussed at all levels in Europe in the shades of the Covid-19 crisis, among other things exposing...

In the UK the Covid-19 lockdown has accelerated the use of virtual court hearings, but will it bring permanent changes to the judicial process? -

Will there be virtual court hearings in the UK after the exceptional circumstances of lockdown and social distancing have been put behind us? The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented...

From West to East: Trade, IP and Investment after the Crisis -

Fide and TIPSA have come together to hold a series of #GlobalDigitalEncounters that aim to provide an overview of the growing role of intellectual property in the post-crisis landscape. Here are the...

Winter of the world: a reflection on the implications of COVID 19 in the United Kingdom -

Christopher Muttukumaru argues for an independent inquiry in the UK, using an inquisitorial process to learn lessons from the handling of the Covid 19 pandemic. [1]   The famous English War...

The role of IP in a new post crisis world: Challenges of the IP system -

Fide and TIPSA have come together to hold a series of #GlobalDigitalEncounters that aim to provide an overview of the growing role of intellectual property in the post-crisis landscape. The first...

Coronavirus in the UK: will there be an independent public inquiry into the UK Government’s handling of the Coronavirus epidemic? -

There are many precedents for the establishment of independent public inquiries impartially to investigate matters of the gravest public concern. This brief introduction describes the concept of an...

Obituary: Alberto de Elzaburu -

Doing honor to his creed but in unfair circumstances for all those who loved and admired him, this past Holy Friday, Alberto de Elzaburu, 92 years old, left us.   Just a few days before the...

Ceasefire in the US-China trade war -

Summary of the session that took place in FIDE the past 10th of March 2020. By Frank Samolis – Co-Chair of the International Trade Practice of Squire Patton Boggs Over the past years, we have...

Covid-19: the current Spanish tax legislation at a glance -

Over the past few days, the Spanish government has issued a number of regulations to manage the impact of the State of Emergency over current Spanish legal and tax proceedings. Over the past few...

Pandemic -

In the future we are going to have to "develop a consciousness of co-responsibility" that allows us to work side by side, otherwise, other even more lethal viruses are likely to return. The pain that...

This AI is mine: patent wars in Industry 4.0? -

All companies try to take advantage of the data, interconnect humans and machines, machines with each other and be able to offer more and better products and services.

Spain Has Approved the Digital Service Tax: The Controversy Is Served -

Article on the approval by the Spanish government of the tax on financial transactions (Google Tax) Patricia Lampreave, a member of Fide's Academic Council has published in the prestigious blog of...

Japan´s strategy on the Free Trade Agreement: Working as a connection between two major powers? -

The role of Japan, the fourth largest exporter and importer in the world may become crucial in a scenario of continuous trade wars. On January 31st, we had the pleasure of holding this session at...

Madrid Meeting of the Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise, December 2019 -

The Committee, which was established by the ILA in 2012, has completed the first phase of its work, regarding priority areas in a relatively shorter-term perspective, and involving the law of the sea issues of maritime limits and boundaries, as well as the issues of migration and human rights.

The ethics of facial recognition technology and its regulation -

It has become clear that it is crucial to open a debate that analyzes the risks and opportunities of facial recognition and governments should take the lead in adopting laws to regulate this technology.
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