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

The following IP practice 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

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 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: What does IP completion day mean for intellectual property?.

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