Database right infringement
Database right infringement

The following IP practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Database right infringement
  • Infringement of database right
  • Extraction and re-utilisation
  • Repeated and systematic extraction or re-utilisation of insubstantial parts
  • Means of extraction and re-utilisation
  • Public lending
  • Extraction and re-utilisation of a substantial part of contents
  • Exhaustion
  • Confidential information
  • Data protection
  • More...

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 intellectual property?

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 implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for intellectual property?

Database right is a property right introduced by Directive 96/9/EC (Database Directive) in a database where there has been substantial investment in obtaining, verifying or presenting its contents. Examples of what constitutes a database are: a hard copy or electronic encyclopedia; collections of data on websites; the intranet; a spreadsheet that records a database and a pdf document of such a spreadsheet (see the Forensic Telecommunications Services Limited case); and a document management system. The Database Directive was

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