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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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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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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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13th Feb
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Mirroring and casting rightsWhether or not a content licence grants, reserves restricts or excludes specific rights (such as casting or mirroring...
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Understand copyright subsistenceCopyright recognises the skill and labour expended by an author in creating a work. It is not so much about ideas as...
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Web crawling describes the process in which computer programs (often referred to as ‘bots’, ‘spiders’ or simply ‘web crawlers’) are deployed to scan...
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This Q&A covers legal assignments executed in accordance with the formality requirements of Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) (eg in...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the common science fiction theme that a computer or a machine can make decisions based on sentiment rather than...
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Produced in partnership with Robert Cumming and Chris Hoole of Appleyard Lees 13th Feb
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At the time of drafting UK copyright legislation, the legislature’s mind was not in the cloud, but firmly on the ground. Technology has since...
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Produced in partnership with Robert Cumming and Chris Hoole of Appleyard Lees 13th Feb
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A music publisher is a company that controls and administers the rights in musical works on behalf of songwriters and composers. Broadly, music...
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13th Feb
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This Agreement is made on [insert date] (the Commencement Date) between the following parties (each a party and together the parties):Parties1[insert...
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12th Feb
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This Agreement is dated [insert date]Parties1[insert name] [of OR a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under number [insert registered...
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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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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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