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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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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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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 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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Joint ventureContractual joint ventures—overview discusses the general issues which arise in contractual joint ventures, in particular how to draft a...
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13th Feb
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What rights subsist in a photograph and how can they be transferred?There is no official system of registration of copyright in the UK. The right...
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13th Feb
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Ownership issues may arise when companies contract out work projects to third parties who develop work on their behalf, such as an advertising agency...
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13th Feb
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What IP rights are there?Most businesses will be familiar with the main IP rights of trade marks, patents, design rights and copyright. However, many...
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Produced in partnership with Robert Cumming of Appleyard Lee 13th Feb
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In a claim for copyright infringement two elements must be present:•sufficient objective similarity between the infringing work and the copyright...
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13th Feb
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When an inventor creates a new board game, a wide variety of intellectual property rights may become relevant, including both those that require an...
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Produced in partnership with Charlotte Scott of Hogarth Chambers 13th Feb
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What do you mean by 'changing the work'?To clarify what kind of changes we envisage being made to the copyright work, these considerations do not...
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13th Feb
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Where the owner of copyright in a work leaves a Will, the property rights (such as copyright and publication right) pass on death to the executors of...
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13th Feb
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How may a customer list or a database be transferred?There are no general property rights in data. There is an exception, however, where the data is...
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13th Feb
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Current position:Copyright law in the UK has been harmonised substantially through various EU directives, but is less harmonised than other areas of...
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Produced in partnership with Guy Tritton of Hogarth Chambers 13th Feb
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Does an audio book produced from a copyright protected literary work for personal use infringe copyright?Original literary works, essentially...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Hoole of Appleyard Lees 13th Feb
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Acting outside the parameters of the licenceA voluntary licence is defined in Commentary: Voluntary licences: Laddie, Prescott & Vitoria: The Modern...
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13th Feb
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It has been assumed that this Q&A refers to validly created licences and individual IP right licence requirements (ie whether must be in writing and...
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