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The European Commission published its landmark AI regulatory package – proposing a risk-based approach to Artificial Intelligence systems

The Commission revealed its much-anticipated, first ever proposal for a legal framework on AI The proposal, called the ‘Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence (Artificial Intelligence Act)’, is first of its kind. There has not been a specific, harmonised legislation regulating the provision or the use of AI...

Growth Academy webinars spring 2021 – recordings and materials

During spring 2021, we held three one-hour Growth Academy webinars on burning topics and interesting issues related to Finnish legislation. The Growth Academy webinars offer a free and easy way for a busy startup entrepreneur to get on the scope of the legal stuff that might affect your business. Watch...

Finnish Patent and Registration Office rejected trademark opposition in the Kalevala dispute

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) has given its decision regarding the Kalevala dispute Dispute arose between two Finnish companies over the use of the name ‘Kalevala’, when a Helsinki based Finnish cultural tourism project called Kalevala kartalle wished to use the word ‘Kalevala’ in its logo. Kalevala Koru, a Finnish company creating traditional jewelry, filed an opposition to the trademark registration, claiming that there is a risk of confusion with the project’s...

The Epic Battle Continues

In September 2020, we discussed the Epic Games vs. Apple (and Google) case in our blog post. To cut a long story short, Epic Games introduced a new payment system for its best-selling mobile game, Fortnite, offering an alternative in-app purchase method. The new payment system bypasses the 30 %...

EU proposal seeks to set strict rules for AI

A proposal drafted by the European Commission on the regulation of artificial intelligence was leaked ahead of its publication date. The official announcement is expected to be next week. According to the draft, the European Union plans to avoid the dystopian scenarios from Black Mirror or Westworld by taking a...

Growth Academy: Employee Incentives materials now available

The materials from Lexia Growth Academy webinar: Employee Incentives, held on Wednesday 31 March, are now available. If you attended our event but forgot to take notes, you don’t need to worry! You can now download the presentations or watch the recording down below. Growth Academy: Employee Incentives - implementation...

GameRefinery, one of Finland’s fastest growing scale-ups, was acquired by Vungle – Lexia advised in the process

GameRefinery, a Finnish leading gaming analytics company, was acquired by a mobile performance advertising platform Vungle at the beginning of March. GameRefinery provides game developers and publishers with tools to commercialize their games and to understand the elements of a successful mobile game. The company’s constantly growing service database already covers...