10th Anniversary

Swan Turton, established in November 2005, is celebrating 10 years of providing market leading services in the media, marketing and technology sectors. We hope you will find our new website helpful and easy to navigate on all devices!

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Transferring personal data to the USA: is there no longer a “safe harbor”?

Key message Due to a recent decision by the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”), businesses will now need to review the way they transfer any personal data to the USA and consider whether they need to take further action in order to ensure that they comply with EU data privacy laws. What is the background …   Read more

Landlord entitled to Banksy mural: The Creative Foundation v Dreamland Leisure Ltd

The High Court has held that a Banksy mural on the wall of a building belonged to the landlord, not the tenant. The mural, called “Art Buff”, appeared on the wall of an amusement arcade in Folkestone in September 2014 during an art event organised by The Creative Foundation. Dreamland rented the property, including the …   Read more

Additional damages of 20x the licence fee for infringement of loft conversion photographs: Absolute Lofts v Artisan Home Improvements

Judge Hacon in the IPEC has awarded a loft conversion company additional damages of £6,000, on top of notional licence fee damages of £300, for flagrant infringement of the claimant’s photographs of its loft conversions. The photographs were taken by the owner of Absolute Lofts and were fit for purpose although not up to professional …   Read more


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