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A growing proportion of retail sales are taking place online. Many consumers purchase goods via online marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay and Alibaba. National boundaries...

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Businesses seeking to prevent competitors gaining an unfair advantage through the use of misleading advertisements or copycat products have to rely on a combination of...

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Unlike many other countries, the UK has no unfair competition law. Brand owners seeking to prevent competitors from marketing 'copycat' products or using misleading...

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Databases, especially electronic databases, have for some time now made up an important sector of the economy. They are a vital tool in the development of an information...

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The purpose of this practice note is to provide an introduction to cybersquatting. It covers: • What is cybersquatting? • What cybersquatting is not • Preventing...

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What is a trade mark licence? A ‘trade mark licence’ is a permission by the trade mark proprietor to do something which would otherwise be trade mark infringement. A...

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BREXIT: The UK is leaving the EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). Whilst the information contained in this Practice Note is not...

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Intellectual Property rights are only valuable if they make money for the business. Even if they are used in the business, a proper exploitation programme may bring...

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Click here to download the latest Copyright 2019 report 2019, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in this...

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Click here to download the latest Life sciences 2019 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in this...

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Click here to download the latest Patents 2019 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in this...

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Click here to download the latest Trademarks 2018 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in this...

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Click here to download the latest Trademarks report 2020, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in this...

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The starting point: what intellectual property rights does the company own? For further detail on the main types of intellectual property rights which an insolvency...

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Intangible fixed assets regime (IFA regime) The IFA regime was introduced in 2002 for the purposes of taxing companies in respect of their intangible fixed assets, which...

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This new starter guide provides an introduction to intellectual property (IP) law. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those who are new to IP as a practice area. This...

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Introduction This Practice Note sets out some of the key intellectual property (IP) issues that should be considered when setting up a joint venture (JV). This Practice...

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Background technology The term 'background technology' is often used in relation to outsourcing or collaboration agreements, where the parties are working together on a...

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This Practice Note is intended for commercial lawyers not specialised in intellectual property (IP). It provides an introduction to copyright and associated rights...

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This Practice Note provides an introduction to design law and covers the four different types of design right that exist in the UK: UK registered designs, UK unregistered...

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Unlike many other countries, the UK has no unfair competition law. Brand owners seeking to prevent competitors from marketing ‘copycat’ products or using misleading...

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This Practice Note provides an introduction to: • what is a patent? • applying for and maintaining patents • dealing with patents in agreements • patent assignment and...

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This Practice Note provides an introduction to: • what is a trade mark? • registering a trade mark • dealing with trade marks in agreements • asserting trade marks •...

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Broadly speaking, an intra-group reorganisation involves the movement of assets between companies within the same group. The reorganisation may necessitate the creation...

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This Practice Note focuses on the intellectual property (IP) rights aspects of asset purchase transactions, alongside some more general issues that commonly arise in the...

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This Practice Note focuses on the intellectual property (IP) rights aspects of share purchase transactions, alongside some more general issues that commonly arise in the...

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This Practice Note compares patents, supplementary protection certificates (SPCs), trade secrets, copyright, database rights, design rights, trade marks and causes of...

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This new starter guide provides an introduction to copyright law. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links to other...

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This new starter guide provides an introduction to database law. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links to other...

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This new starter guide provides an introduction to design rights. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links to other...

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