IP—new starter databases guide
IP—new starter databases guide

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

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

This new starter guide provides an introduction to database 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 database law. Information on other intellectual property (IP) rights including other new starter guides is contained in Practice Note: Intellectual property (IP)—new starter guide.

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: Brexit—IP rights.

Those who are new to IP law are also likely to find: Database transactions and management—overview and Database 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 Databases topic’s subtopics:

  1. Database transactions and management

  2. Database disputes

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