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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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Produced in partnership with Athena Markides 20th Oct
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The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (LPCD(I)A 1998, or the Act) creates rights for businesses (and organisations in the public...
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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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This Practice Note provides an overview of contract expiry and of the different causes of termination and ways to discharge a contract, including...
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This Practice Note summarises the key elements of guarantees and indemnities, the circumstances in which they are used, issues that beneficiaries and...
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25th Sep
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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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This Practice Note considers implied terms in contracts for goods and services, being the implied terms incorporated into contracts for the sale and...
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25th Sep
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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note considers heads of terms (also known as a memorandum of understanding (MoU), letter of intent (LOI), comfort letter, pre-contract...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note provides practical guidance on the execution of documents by companies after 6 April 2008 (being the date on which the relevant...
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25th Sep
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IntroductionAs commercial lawyers, we are used to being instructed to advise in connection with the formation of a commercial relationship. Even if,...
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25th Sep
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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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This Practice Note concerns repudiation and sets out what a repudiatory breach of contract means. It explains how a repudiatory breach goes to the...
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This Practice Note considers the terms ‘best endeavours’, ‘all reasonable endeavours’ and ‘reasonable endeavours’ that are frequently used in...
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This Practice Note summarises the law, guidance and practice relating to the execution of simple contracts and deeds. It considers the key differences...
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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26th Sep
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to cybersquatting, covering:•What is cybersquatting?•What cybersquatting is not•Preventing...
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26th Sep
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Intellectual Property Rights (‘IPRs’) enable their owner to exclude third parties from use of the relevant protected subject matter. Excluding, or...
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26th Sep
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Intellectual property laws confer exclusive rights on holders of patents, copyright, design rights, trademarks and other legally protected rights. The...
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26th Sep
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The Technology Transfer Block Exemption (TTBE, Regulation 316/2014) provides a safe harbour for certain intellectual property rights (IPRs)...
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26th Sep
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IntroductionWe are facing a new life-threatening virus, rapidly spreading on a global scale, for which there is currently no effective treatment or...
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26th Sep
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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27th Sep
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An intellectual property (IP) notice informs other people about your intellectual property rights and, in some cases, specifies what can and cannot be...
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28th Sep
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Practice Note: Social media and user-generated content examines the legal risks associated with leveraging social media and user-generated content and...
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28th Sep
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Moral rights in intellectual property provisionsIntellectual property is an important issue in relation to construction projects. The parties that own...
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28th Sep
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Ownership positionBy operation of law in the UK, most intellectual property rights in materials created by an employee in the course of their duties...
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28th Sep
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If starting infringement proceedings is not your day job, the following points may help reduce exposure to common pitfalls when litigation is...
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28th Sep
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Immediately prior to dissolution of a company in the UK, whether following administration, liquidation, striking off or voluntary dissolution, all...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Hoole of Appleyard Lees 28th Sep
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Acting outside the parameters of the licenceA voluntary licence is defined in Commentary: Voluntary licences: Laddie, Prescott & Vitoria: The Modern...
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28th Sep
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What IP rights are there?Most businesses will be familiar with the main IP rights of trade marks, patents, design rights and copyright. However, many...
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Produced in partnership with Robert Cumming of Appleyard Lee 28th Sep
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Copyright infringementCopyright recognises the intellectual creation of an author when a work is created. In the UK, copyright subsists in specific...
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28th Sep
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Every case in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is different, including subject matter, complexity, and value. For that reason, it is...
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Produced in partnership with Robert Cumming of Appleyard Lee 28th Sep
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At common law, foreign law is generally a matter of fact that must be proved by an expert witness (and where necessary a translator or interpreter)....
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28th Sep

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