Copyright & associated rights

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the issues to consider and steps to take when tasked with tackling identified instances of counterfeiting and...

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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 rights, copyright and...

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Most information produced by central government bodies and government ministers in the UK enjoys Crown copyright status, and the majority of Crown copyright information,...

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This Practice Note provides an overview of the civil and criminal remedies which can potentially be deployed against those who infringe UK intellectual property (IP)...

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Collecting societies, also referred to as licensing bodies, offer rights holders a way of collectively licensing and enforcing their copyright in situations where it...

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Typefaces are a key component of a brand identity, using a unique typeface helps a business to distinguish itself from its competitors. Many businesses will select or...

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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 activities,...

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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 law to combat...

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Issues to consider This Practice Note assumes knowledge of, and should be read in conjunction with, the following Practice Notes: • Copyright—subsistence and...

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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 bankruptcy. Ownership of copyright...

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The Digital Economy Act 2017 (DEA 2017) received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017. DEA 2017 implementation is underway with the publication of the Digital Economy Act 2017...

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The question of who owns intellectual property in the designs, drawings, specifications etc created in relation to a construction project is very important for all the...

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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: Design transactions and...

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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 the copyright work....

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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, films,...

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This Practice Note covers the remedies available for copyright infringement. The remedies available in cases of copyright infringement are the same as those available for...

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