The following TMT practice note Produced in partnership with Alexis Hawkes of BBC IP Legal provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for TMT?
When making a new film or television programme, a number of individual different copyright works will comprise the film depending on the type of production being made, eg a drama or a factual documentary. This Practice Note looks at some of the common underlying works incorporated into film and television productions. Some of these works will not automatically belong to the production company making the film so it is essential to take either an assignment or a licence of those works created as part of the production process which grants rights for the scope of exploitation intended. In the case of pre-existing works producers may wish to take a licence or rely on one of the exceptions to copyright in Chapter III of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988), see the section: Permitted acts below.
Copyright is a territorial
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Express and implied contractual terms distinguishedContractual terms may be either express or implied:•express terms—are terms which are actually recorded in a written contract or openly expressed in an oral contract at the time the contract is made (or there may be a combination of written and oral
What is quia timet relief?Injunctions are generally awarded where a party has already suffered a wrong. For guidance on injunctions generally, see Practice Note: Injunctions—guiding principles. However, an injunction may be sought before a party's rights have been infringed on the basis that they
This Precedent letter covers disclosure obligations under CPR 31. It does not apply to proceedings subject to the disclosure pilot scheme under CPR PD 51U. For guidance on the disclosure pilot scheme, see Practice Note: Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot scheme. For a client letter on
Disposal and devolutionThe equity of redemption arises as soon as the mortgage is made. It is an interest in the land which the mortgagor can:•transfer, lease or mortgage inter vivos, or•by will (it passes on intestacy)No cloggingIt is a fundamental principle of a mortgage that there must be no clog
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