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In order to establish that an unauthorised use or dealing in a product or process amounts to infringement of a patent it is necessary to prove that:•a...
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9th Nov
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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...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note describes and explains the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) process and covers:•Application of the UDRP•Purpose...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Taylor of Oxford Information Labs 12th Jan
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An intellectual property (IP) owner may choose to license its IP to a third party. This can be an effective route to generating revenue while...
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Produced in partnership with Jessica Stretch 12th Jan
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This Practice Note has been produced in partnership with Guy Pendell, Liz Williams and Kushal Gandhi of CMS.STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is under...
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9th Nov
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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...
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9th Nov
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IP laws are almost always national in nature. However, there are many conventions and treaties under which nations agree to provide minimum levels of...
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9th Nov
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Introduction to infringementA patent owner has to prove two elements before it can secure an infringement finding (and then an injunction, damages,...
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9th Nov
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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...
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9th Nov
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Option 1—deed executed by a company under its common seal (model articles, where the authorised signatory is an...
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9th Nov
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The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) defines the author of a work as the person who created it. The author as creator is not always...
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9th Nov
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1 Intellectual property rights indemnity 1.1 The Supplier shall defend the Customer against any third party claim that...
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Passing off is a common law tort which protects rights that are not capable of registration or are difficult to register as trade marks (eg colours,...
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9th Nov
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Background to semiconductorsA semiconductor is essentially any material which has electrical conductivity and can thus either conduct, or conversely,...
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Produced in partnership with Greg Burke of RPC, Paul Joseph of RPC and Sophie Tuson of RPC 12th Jan
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This Practice Note covers the legislative framework, as well as case law, relating to infringement of registered and unregistered designs. For...
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9th Nov
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Month means a calendar month; Close This is a suggested definition for the term 'month', which...
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There are a number of specific exceptions to copyright infringement, the majority of which are laid down by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act...
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16th Apr
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Letter of claim [Alleged infringer’s name and address][Date]Dear [insert organisation name]Copyright infringement: [Name and description of copyright...
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16th Apr
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This Practice Note is intended to be used to track the progress of legislative proposals, relevant judgments, and current consultations related to...
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15th Apr
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The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) gives the copyright owner exclusive rights in the UK to carry out various acts in relation to...
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14th Apr
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‘Copyright’ is a property right that subsists in various categories of work:•original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works•sound recordings,...
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Produced in partnership with Wiggin 14th Apr
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This Practice Note explains the manner in which intellectual property (IP) and other rights apply in the context of linking on the web, with specific...
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Produced in partnership with Toby Headdon of Bristows 13th Apr
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Based on statistics of a global research, Turkey is among the 15 countries with the greatest time spent on using the internet and social media usage....
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Produced in partnership with Baran Güney of Gün + Partners and Hande Hançar of Gün + Partners 9th Apr
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Brazil; China; Egypt; European Union; Greece; Ireland; Italy; Japan;...
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9th Apr
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Brazil; Canada; Chile; Finland; France; Germany; India; Japan; Mexico;...
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9th Apr
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Austria; Brazil; France; Germany; Greece; India; Indonesia; Italy; Japan;...
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9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with DLA Piper 9th Apr
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Introduction to the Intellectual Property Enterprise CourtThe Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist list of the Intellectual...
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Produced in partnership with Angela Fox of Maucher Jenkins 9th Apr
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This Practice Note provides guidance on legal issues arising from the commercial use of photographs. Photographs are central to many commercial...
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Produced in partnership with Jessica Stretch 9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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9th Apr
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What is open data?In broad terms, ‘open data’ is data that is made publicly available in open, machine-readable format on licence terms that allow...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Parris of Fieldfisher and Paul Barton of Fieldfisher 9th Apr
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Typefaces are a key component of a brand’s identity, using a unique typeface helps a business to distinguish itself from its competitors. Many...
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Produced in partnership with Jessica Stretch 9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Pat Treacy of Bristows and Francion Brooks of Bristows 9th Apr
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CategorisationCopyright is the exclusive right to do, and authorise others to do, certain acts in relation to copyright works. Copyright works have...
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