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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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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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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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 9th Nov
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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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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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26th Nov
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This Practice Note examines the likely impact of Brexit on IP rights. It deals with key issues that may affect the owners of trade marks, design...
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24th Nov
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This Practice Note examines Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on copyright and related rights in...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Byrne of AA Thornton 23rd Nov
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When commercial software is acquired from a software supplier, a non-exclusive licence is usually all that is obtained. The supplier retains copyright...
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Produced in partnership with Robin Fry of Memery Crystal 23rd Nov
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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 23rd Nov
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This Practice Note examines legal and practical issues relating to the copying of software. It sets out software copyright protections under copyright...
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23rd Nov
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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 23rd Nov
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This Practice Note explains the manner in which intellectual property 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 23rd 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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Produced in partnership with David Knight of Fieldfisher LLP 23rd Nov
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BackgroundThe ability to block websites is within the power of the internet service providers (ISPs) who provide the service of connecting users to...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Byrne of AA Thornton 23rd Nov
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The orphan works problem—backgroundOrphan works are those copyright works where the rights holder is not known or cannot be located and include, by...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Clark and Jake Palmer of Bristows 23rd 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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23rd 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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23rd Nov
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This Practice Note examines the complex relationship between copyright and designs. For more information about designs law and copyright law, see:...
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23rd Nov
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For offences that have more of a public policy angle such as those involving counterfeit goods and piracy, it is possible to bring criminal as well as...
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23rd Nov
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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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23rd Nov
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Copyright is a property right and may be transferred by assignment, testamentary disposition or by the requirements of law such as on...
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23rd Nov
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IntroductionValuation is required at many points in the lifecycle of an intellectual property (IP) asset, and for many different purposes,...
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Produced in partnership with Anne Fairpo of Temple Tax Chambers 23rd Nov
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Copyright in a protected work can be licensed, assigned or otherwise transferred by testamentary disposition or operation of law. This Practice Note...
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23rd Nov
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Qualifying for copyright protectionCopyright recognises the intellectual creation of an author when a work is created. The law is set out mainly in...
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