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Norwich Pharmacal Orders—checklist

This checklist covers the key considerations when applying for a Norwich Pharmacal Order such as why you would apply, issues to consider before making the application, when a Norwich Pharmacal Order might not be suitable, the procedure for applying including practical points, the form of the Norwich Pharmacal Order and what to do after the Norwich Pharmacal Order has been granted.

Contributions by Bristows Experts

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Character merchandising—IP and competition law issues
Practice notes

This Practice Note sets out the intellectual property and competition law issues which may arise in connection with character merchandising, in other words, the practice of licensing the name or likeness of a character for use in the marketing of goods or services, which will usually require the licensing of trade marks and/or copyright. It considers issues which may arise pursuant to Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and possible block exemptions or individual exemptions that might apply. It also considers the interaction between competition law and the tort of passing off.

Competition law in copyright exploitation
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines competition law in relation to copyright exploitation. It covers exhaustion of rights and parallel trade within the EEA including an examination of Article 101 TFEU and copyright licensing. Vertical agreements and exclusive licences are considered covering absolute territorial protection, geo-blocking, tying and bundling, as are horizontal agreements covering collective licensing and joint selling. The relationship between copyright exploitation and Article 102 TFEU is also considered.

Intellectual property aspects of corporate joint ventures
Practice notes

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 Note considers the scenario where two organisations (parent companies) set up a JV which is a separate legal entity (eg a company or a limited liability partnership), which they jointly own. It does not consider the IP issues that arise in contractual collaborations (where there is no separate legal entity).

Intellectual property in outsourcing
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers the intellectual property issues that can arise in an outsourcing arrangement. It describes the difference between background and foreground IPR and explains how to deal with rights that are owned or licensed by third parties. It also looks at IPR warranties and indemnities in outsourcing agreements.

Internet of Things (IoT)—key legal issues
Practice notes

The Internet of Things is the term given to everyday objects, smart devices and connected devices connected to the internet. This Practice Note provides context and an explanation of the Internet of Things or IoT, providing an introduction to the technology, current and future implementations and key legal issues related to its implementation.

Linking on the web
Practice notes

This Practice Note deals with the manner in which copyright and other intellectual property rights apply in the context of linking on the web, with specific regard to the perspective of a website operator. It covers linking terminology such as hyperlinking, deep linking, embedded linking, inline linking, and framing. It also deals with linking in relation to the communication to the public right, technical access restrictions on a website, hyperlinking without the authorisation of the rightholder, website terms of use which restrict or limit linking, copyright protection for hyperlinks, website operator liability for infringement, linking and other IP rights, linking to defamatory material and linking and contractual restrictions on websites.

Second and subsequent medical use patent claims
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines the two different types of second medical use claims (purpose limited process ‘Swiss-form’ claims and purpose limited product ‘EPC 2000’ claims), the differences between them and their enforcement in England and Wales. It also discusses the impact of the Supreme Court judgment in Warner-Lambert v Generics (UK) and Actavis.

Standard essential patents and FRAND licensing
Practice notes

This Practice Note addresses the role played by standard essential patents (SEPs) and fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing in patent litigation before the Courts of England and Wales (the English Courts). In particular, this Practice Note considers the legal landscape following the UK Supreme Court decision handed down on 26 August 2020 in the conjoined Unwired Planet and Conversant appeals and the practical implications of this decision.

Web crawling, indexing, caching and scraping
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains the manner in which intellectual property and certain other rights, as well as data protection obligations, apply in the context of web crawling, indexing, caching and scraping on the web, with specific regard to the perspective of a website operator. It explains each of the key terms of crawling, indexing, caching, and scraping. It examines legal issues relating to copyright infringement, database right infringement, website terms of use, compliance with the Robot Exclusion Protocol and instructions in metatags, the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and data protection issues.

Notice and takedown letter—trade marks
Precedents

This is a Precedent notice and takedown letter (or NTD letter) for use when an internet service provider (ISP) or online platform is hosting or providing access to a third party’s trade mark infringing activity. It is intended to be sent to an ISP or host in circumstances where a trade mark owner wishes to provide the ISP or host with notice of trade mark infringing activity as a precursor to obtaining a website blocking order or other injunction. This notice provides the intermediary with ‘actual knowledge’ of its service being used to infringe a trade mark so that the rights holder may apply for an injunction requiring that it terminates access to the infringing website, in accordance with the principles established in Cartier International AG & others v British Sky Broadcasting Limited & others [2016] EWCA Civ 658.

Outsourcing agreement—short form
Precedents

This is a precedent outsourcing agreement under which the customer appoints a supplier as an outsourced services provider of a particular business function of the customer. It is a short form outsourcing agreement generally drafted on a pro-customer basis and is suitable for use in both IT and non-IT related outsourcing transactions. For more complex transactions, the long form outsourcing agreement should be used.

Prize promotion terms and conditions—short form
Precedents

This is a precedent set of prize promotion terms and conditions suitable for a simple prize competition or a free prize draw. The terms and conditions will assist in complying with the rules governing prize promotion advertising under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPUTR 2008) and the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing (CAP Code).

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