IP—new starter copyright guide
IP—new starter copyright guide

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

  • IP—new starter copyright guide
  • Introductory materials
  • Protecting copyright—training materials
  • Other topics of interest/other practice area specific material
  • Brexit
  • Q&As
  • Further reading materials
  • Key associations for lawyers dealing with copyright

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?

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 LexisNexis® sources and materials which provide more comprehensive information. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those new to copyright law. Information on other intellectual property (IP) rights including other new starter guides is contained in Practice Note: Intellectual property (IP)—new starter guide.

Those who are new to IP law are also likely to find: Copyright & associated rights—overview and Copyright disputes—overview in this topic useful.

Where something is not covered by this basic guide, use the Topics tab on the homepage to browse further content under the Copyright topic’s subtopics:

  1. Copyright & associated rights transactions

  2. Copyright disputes

This guide also contains links to help you make the most of the IP’s materials, including how to sign up

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